CLEVELAND - The Chicago Cubs set their 25-man roster for the World Series Tuesday morning.
There's a phrase a lot of Cubs fans may have thought they'd never be reading.
The World Series kicks off Tuesday night in Cleveland as the Indians and Cubs square off in a Game 1 matchup between Corey Kluber and Jon Lester.
And with the roster announcement comes the official declaration that Kyle Schwarber will be back in a uniform and will take the field as an active player.
Schwarber, rehabbing from a torn ACL and LCL in the first week of the season, spent the last couple days seeing live pitching and getting some game action in the Arizona Fall League. He flew to Cleveland Monday night to get ready for the World Series.
To add Schwarber - the franchise leader in postseason home runs - to the roster, the Cubs removed left-handed relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny from the NLCS roster. Zastryzny was added as another weapon to combat all the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-handed hitters, but the rookie never got into a game.
Here's the rest of the Cubs World Series roster:
Albert Almora Jr.
Carl Edwards Jr.
Schwarber is listed as an outfielder, but he will almost assuredly not play the field and act simply as a designated hitter during games in Cleveland or a pinch hitter in Chicago.
Zobrist spent most of the season playing second base, but he's been in the outfield almost exclusively in the postseason in order to get Baez - the breakout star of October - into the lineup every day.
The Cubs released a hype video for Schwarber's return:
He's back. pic.twitter.com/t3tbeKeWnk— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 25, 2016
The Indians also released their roster, with their own injured star (pitcher Danny Salazar) returning as well: