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Matt Szczur | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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). Jul 5 - 11:08 AM

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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.
Jun 30 - 9:37 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.
Jun 22 - 4:43 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.
Jun 7 - 8:32 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.
Jun 2 - 6:28 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.
May 16 - 1:22 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur picked up two hits in just 10 at-bats earlier this season for the Cubs. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
May 6 - 2:42 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur's playing time has been limited, as he's picked up two hits in just 10 at-bats. The Cubs are adding another relief arm in Gonzalez German in his place.
Apr 19 - 1:23 PM

Matt Szczur blasted his second Cactus League home run on Friday in a losing effort against the Indians.

The 25-year-old tagged Indians starter T.J. House, who was otherwise brilliant on the afternoon. With his 1-for-3 effort he's now hitting .313/.389/.875 on the spring as he tries to earn a spot on the Cubs bench.
Mar 13 - 7:25 PM

Matt Szczur is getting his first career major league start Monday in the Cubs' series finale against the Mets.

He will bat eighth and play left field in the matinee. Szczur was batting just .261 with a .626 OPS in 116 games this season at the Triple-A level and is doubtful to be a fantasy-relevant player going forward. The 25-year-old hasn't been considered a prospect in a while.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur is hitting .261/.315/.312 with one homer and 30 stolen bases at Iowa this season. The 25-year-old will be used in a backup role.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 10:06:00 AM

The Cubs are planning to promote outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

Dan Straily is making a spot start Saturday night versus the Mets and will then be optioned to the minors, clearing a roster spot for Szczur. The former top outfield prospect is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Double-A Tennessee.

Szczur has just 35 games of experience above A-ball and didn't hit well at Double-A, so he's obviously got a ways to go. The speedster swiped 42 bags over two levels last season.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Double-A Tennessee.

Szczur batted .267/.360/.390 with four homers and 42 steals between High- and Double-A this season. The speedster really struggled upon his promotion to Double-A and will likely return there in 2013.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 11:39:00 AM

Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur and INF Junior Lake to Double-A Tennessee; optioned 3B Josh Vitters, LHPs Jeff Beliveau, John Gaub and RHP Alberto Cabrera to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs also reassigned catcher Jason Jaramillo to minor league camp. Szczur has emerged as one of the Cubs' most intriguing position prospects since giving up a career in football, batting .293/.335/.423 with 10 homers, 46 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .758 OPS in 109 games last season between Class A Peoria and High-A Daytona. The 22-year-old center fielder was recently ranked as the game's No. 64 prospect by Baseball America.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Dallas Beeler
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Neil Ramirez
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood
10Yoervis Medina