Chicago Cubs: 3 best DH options for the shortened season

Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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As MLB moves forward with a 60-game regular season in 2020 that includes the universal designated hitter, the Cubs have more options than just Kyle Schwarber.

Baseball is back starting July 1st when Spring Training 2.0 officially restarts the 2020 season, which includes the designated hitter in the National League.

The flexibility the DH provides in the NL should benefit all teams this year, but especially a team like the Chicago Cubs, who can now include Kyle Schwarber in the lineup without having to play in left field.

Or at least that is the narrative many have perpetuated about Schwarber even prior to the Cubs drafting him in 2014. While Schwarber will surely find himself in the DH role in 2020, the Cubs have plenty of options as the rosters are expected to expand from 25 to 30 players.

So, here are three candidates new manager David Ross and the Cubs should consider plugging into their lineup via the DH in 2020.