Chicago Cubs decline to tender contracts to outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr.

The contributions of Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series are a distant memory. The Chicago Cubs embarked on retooling their roster by electing not to tender the two outfielders contracts by Wednesday’s 7 p.m. deadline. Schwarber, who hit 38 home runs in 2019 and hit the single that started the game-winning rally in the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, and Almora are now free agents. The Cubs still can re-sign either player. Schwarber was projected to earn at least $8 million had the Cubs tendered him a contract. Almora, who…

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