Schwindel begins his first season with the Ducks and 11th season in professional baseball. The first baseman spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues, playing with the Kansas City Royals (2019), Oakland Athletics (2021) and Chicago Cubs (2021-22). In 145 MLB games, he batted .269 with 22 home runs, 79 RBIs, 67 runs, 142 hits, 31 doubles, one triple and 35 walks. The New Jersey native was a two-time National League Rookie of the Month in 2021 (August, October) and earned NL Player of the Week honors on September 5, 2021. He finished sixth in National League Rookie of the Year voting that season to eventual winner Jonathan India of the Cincinnati Reds.

The 31-year-old spent the 2023 season in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes. He combined to hit .245 with a homer, 21 RBIs, eight runs, 26 hits and seven doubles in the Japan Western League and Japan Pacific League. The St. John’s University alum earned Organization All-Star honors with the Royals in 2017 and 2018. He also garnered Mid-Season All-Star honors in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (2018), the Double-A Texas League (2016) and the Single-A South Atlantic League (2014). Schwindel was originally selected by the Royals in the 18th round of the 2013 amateur draft.