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Matt Szczur | Outfielder | #20

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
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Matt Szczur made his lone plate appearance Friday count, smacking a grand slam in a victory over the Braves.
The Cubs had taken a lead on an Anthony Rizzo RBI single just before Szczur, who blew things open with a drive into the Wrigley Field bleachers in left field. Szczur has been a quality extra for the Cubbies this month, hitting .333/.400/.593 across 27 at-bats. Apr 29 - 5:55 PM

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Matt Szczur went 3-for-3 in the Cubs' 9-5 Cactus League defeat of the A's on Tuesday.

Szczur doubled in his first at-bat, hit a bunt single in his second at-bat, and then cranked a two-run homer in this third at-bat. He was informed Tuesday morning that he is going to be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, though playing time will be difficult to come by in that loaded Chicago outfield.
Mar 29 - 7:39 PM

Matt Szczur (oblique) is expected to return to Cactus League play on Tuesday.

He appeared in a minor league game this weekend after missing the last few weeks with an oblique strain. Even if Szczur makes the Opening Day roster, it's going to be hard for him to find at-bats this year.
Mar 19 - 5:53 PM

Matt Szczur is dealing with a slight oblique strain.

The hope is that he'll be able to return to action next week. Szczur, 26, batted .222/.278/.333 over 80 plate appearances with the Cubs last season and could surface on the team's bench at some point in 2016.
Mar 2 - 2:39 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

The outfielder will be with the team while David Ross is away for a family emergency. Szczur owns a .217/.250/.333 line over 60 at-bats with the big club this season.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur has bounced between Triple-A and the majors several times over the last month. In this most recent case, he had been called up with David Ross on the bereavement list. He'll return to Triple-A Iowa, now. In 60 at-bats for the Cubs this season, he hit .217/.250/.333.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur was just sent back to Triple-A on Friday when Miguel Montero was activated from the disabled list, but he'll return for a few days with David Ross heading to the bereavement list.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

It's the fifth time this season he's gone back and forth from the majors and Iowa. Szczur has hit .217/.250/.333 over 35 games with the Cubs this season.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur sports an ugly .211/.246/.316 batting line during his time in the majors this season. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur has managed just a .211/.246/.316 batting line during his multiple stints in the majors this season. He's making way for the return of Jorge Soler (ankle).
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Matt Szczur had an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The run-scoring double in the sixth inning was the only run either side could muster on the evening. Szczur finished 2-for-4 in the contest. He's hitting .214/.250/.321 in a part-time role with the Cubs.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 09:37:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

He's taking Kyle Schwarber's spot on the roster. Szczur is batting just .167/.225/.222 over 23 games in the majors this season.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Szcur is batting just .167/.225/.222 over 23 games in the majors this season. He'll return to a .330/.378/.545 line at Iowa.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

He's batting just .172/.242/.241 over 18 games in the majors this season. Szczur will provide depth at all three outfield spots.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Brian Schlitter will take his place on the active roster to provide a fresh arm in the bullpen. Szczur should get another opportunity with the Cubs before long.
Sat, May 16, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard