Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber transformed his body – and also his game

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Kyle Schwarber went on a different type of vacation this offseason. The Chicago Cubs slugger changed his life – and potentially, his entire career.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber went on a different vacation this offseason. He threw away convention and decided to make a change. For Schwarber, his vacation meant hard work and perfecting himself. He used his precious, little vacation time to transform his life.

Schwarber’s lifestyle decision to use the offseason for shedding 20 pounds has been the talk of the town since Cubs Convention in January.

Last year, Schwarber didn’t hit rock bottom, he didn’t hit at all. The Chicago Cubs demoted him to Triple-A Iowa after a loss to the San Diego Padres. Schwarber went 0-for-3 that game and thereafter packed his bags. What happened to the dynamo hitter?