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Matt Szczur | Outfielder | #20

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune hears that the Brewers were close to trading for Matt Szczur at the deadline before talks dissolved.
The late-season emergence of Keon Broxton and impending arrival of Lewis Brinson could remove the Brewers from the equation when it comes to Szczur. However, the Cubs have a surplus of outfielders and could revisit trading the 27-year-old. Szczur is a career .245/.297/.376 hitter over 346 plate appearances and is under team control through 2021. Dec 4 - 9:37 AM

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Matt Szczur singled and smacked a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

It didn't take the Cubs long to get to Francisco Liriano, as Szczur followed a Dexter Fowler infield single with a blast to left-center. Szczur has been quite the role player this season for the Cubbies, sporting a .333/.375/.533 with three longballs.
Jun 17 - 5:41 PM

Cubs activated OF Matt Szczur from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed a little over two weeks with a strained hamstring. It's good timing with Jason Heyward nursing a rib injury. Szczur is available for Saturday's game against the Giants but isn't in the starting lineup.
May 21 - 6:37 PM

Matt Szczur (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday.

Szczur was placed on the disabled list at the beginning of May with a right hamstring strain. Prior to the injury, he was slashing a robust .367/.441/.600 with two homers and 10 RBI across 21 contests (30 at-bats). Should his rehab assignment progress according to plan, he could rejoin the Cubs next week.
May 18 - 4:56 PM

Cubs placed OF Matt Szczur on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right hamstring strain.

It's too bad, as Szczur was off to a nice start this season, batting .367/.441/.600 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 21 games. Ryan Kalish will take his place on the active roster.
May 3 - 3:41 PM

Matt Szczur will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring on Tuesday.

Szczur was forced to exit Monday's game with a tight hamstring. He's hopeful it's not serious, but a stint on the disabled list could be in his future.
May 2 - 11:11 PM

Matt Szczur left Monday's game against the Pirates with a tight hamstring.

Szczur went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored before exiting the game. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day.
May 2 - 9:29 PM

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

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