Swanson has come back with a bang. He has homered in each of his past three games, including two Tuesday. He has driven in seven runs, including five in the two-homer game. He is hitting .265 with 16 homers and 51 RBIs in his first season with the Cubs after seven seasons with the Braves. He is a two-time All-Star, including this season with the Cubs and last season with the Braves. He signed a seven year, $177 million deal this offseason.
The Cubs are currently are third in the NL Central, 3.0 games back of the Reds and 2.5 games back in the wild-card race.
In his first game against his former team, Swanson will have to face ace Max Fried, making his first start after an lengthy stint on the injured list.