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41 Matt Szczur LF
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 7/20/1989 | Birthplace: Cape May, NJ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Cubs promote OF Matt Szczur


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur might have preferred a friendlier matchup in his first game after a Monday promotion from Triple-A Iowa. He is set to start against Dodgers super southpaw Clayton Kershaw.

Szczur was 2-for-16 against lefties during his stint this season in the big leagues.

His roster spot opened when the team demoted Kyle Schwarber, who was sent down to Triple-A Iowa.


Cubs activate Chris Denorfia, option Matt Szczur


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Cubs activated outfielder Chris Denorfia from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, MLB.com reported.

Denorfia has been sidelined since May 4 with a hamstring injury. He recently completed an injury rehab assignment in the minor leagues. 

To make room for Denorfia, the Cubs options outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa. Szczur was hitting .167 for the Cubs this year. 


Cubs option Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Cubs have optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur was just 6 for 36 with two doubles, six RBI and two stolen bases with the Cubs. He returns to a .330/.378/.545 line in 88 at-bats with Iowa.


Cubs recall OF Matt Szczur, option Mike Baxter to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/2/2015) The Cubs have recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins, the team announced. In 13 game since his most recent demotion to Iowa on May 17, Szczur has been hitting .391 (18 for 46) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and seven RBI.

In a corresponding move, the Cubs have optioned outfielder Mike Baxter to Triple-A. Baxter had just one hit in nine at-bats since being recalled on May 19. 


Cubs recall RHP Brian Schlitter, demote OF Matt Szczur


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) The Cubs have recalled right-hander Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to the same team.

Schlitter was sent down three weeks ago after compiling a 9.53 ERA in seven relief appearances to start the season. He recovered with six shutout performances for Iowa.

Szczur is coming off his finest game of the year, a two-hit, three-RBI performance Friday night. But he was 3-for-22 previously.


Matt Szczur drives in three, including game winner for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Cubs left fielder Matt Szczur drove in three runs in Friday's 12-inning win over Pittsburgh.

Szczur went 2 for 7, including a walk-off single to end it. He's now hitting .172, with five RBI.


Cubs OF Chris Coghlan sits again with lefty on the mound Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan is out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game on Friday. Coghlan, who bats from the left side, has been shielded against left-handed starters this year, as he is 0 for 5 against southpaws.

So, with a lefty on the mound for the Pirates, manager Joe Maddon is keeping Coghlan on the bench. Matt Szczur, who went 1 for 3 with an RBI on Thursday, will draw the start for the second game in a row, starting in left field and batting seventh.


Cubs activate Grimm, DFA Varvaro; option Lake, Szczur to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) The Cubs announced several roster moves prior to Wednesday's game in St. Louis, per the team's official website. The club activated right-hander Justin Grimm off the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A and right-hander Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.

Cubs add Germen, option Szczur, transfer Turner to 60-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Cubs selected the contract of pitcher Gonzalez Germen and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa Sunday.

Germen made 25 appearances with the Cubs last season, posting a 4.75 ERA and 31:14 K:BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings. He tossed 4 2/3 hitless innings in Triple-A before being brought up but issued three walks while striking out five.

Szczur went 2 for 10 with three walks and two stolen bases before being optioned.

To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Germen, the Cubs also transferred pitcher Jacob Turner to the 60-day disabled list. He's recovering from a flexor strain and bone bruise in his elbow.


Cubs OF Matt Szczur draws first start in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Cubs rookie outfielder Matt Szczur drew his first start of the season Friday against the Rockies. He started in left field and hit sixth against Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek.

Chris Coghlan had started the first two games in left field for Chicago. Szczur, who is hitless in one at-bat this season, hit .354 with two doubles, two triples, five home runs, nine RBI and 12 runs in 22 games during spring training.


Jonathan Herrera, Matt Szczur make Cubs Opening Day roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs selected the contract of infielder Jonathan Herrera Sunday, awarding him a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. Matt Szczur has also made the team as a reserve outfielder.

Herrera hit .293/.341/.317 in 41 spring at-bats to earn a roster spot. Szczur hit .354/.426/.792 with five home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 48 spring at-bats.

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a 40-man roster spot for Herrera.


Cubs' Matt Szczur impresses Joe Maddon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) On Sunday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon praised the work of outfielder Matt Szczur, who is 8 of 21 with three home runs this spring, MLB.com reports.

"What a great kid," Maddon said. "He plays the game properly. Could you get more eager? I don't think so. And now he's hitting balls out of sight. Great baserunner with great speed. Throws well, outstanding outfielder and on and on."

Maddon is listed as the No. 2 option in left field and the No. 4 option in center field on the team's depth chart but is seeing plenty of action this spring.

"What's been good for me is I'm playing every day," Szczur said. "However many games we've had, I've played every day, whether it's coming in off the bench or getting a start. So that's been good for me, getting one or two ABs a day or three or four. It's been good to see live pitching and get to attack it every day. I can just honestly control what I can control and play as best as I can. I'll fit in somewhere. No matter what it is I'll fight and come up and be able to play any sort of role."


Cubs make Matt Szczur recall official after demoting Dan Straily


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) The Cubs announced Sunday they promoted outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. To clear a roster spot, starting pitcher Dan Straily was optioned to the minors.

Report: Matt Szczur to be called up by Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Outfielder Matt Szczur is destined for promotion from Triple-A Iowa to the Cubs after pitcher Dan Straily is sent down following his spot start Saturday, according to CSNChicago.com.

Szczur is batting .261 with one home run and 30 stolen bases with the Oaks. He has fanned just 30 times in 414 at-bats this season.


Cubs option four, re-assign five Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Cubs optioned infielders Arismendy Alcantara and Logan Watkins and outfielders Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur Wednesday, while also re-assigning infielders Kris Bryant and Jeudy Valdez, outfielder Albert Almora and pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch to minor-league camp.

Cubs claw away at roster


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2013) The Cubs continued shaping their roster for the upcoming season and shifted three players Friday. Outfielder Matt Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, while pitcher Dayan Diaz and catcher Michael Brenly -- both non-roster invitees -- were moved to the minor-league camp.