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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 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. Aug 26 - 7:07 PM

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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.
Aug 10 - 11:32 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.
Aug 8 - 12:39 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.
Aug 7 - 12:58 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.
Aug 3 - 5:36 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).
Jul 5 - 11:08 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7James Russell
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Trevor Cahill
12Neil Ramirez
13Rafael Soriano