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Matt Szczur Returns as Kyle Schwarber is Optioned to AAA Iowa

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

chicago cubs logo featureAs expected, Kyle Schwarber heads to AAA Iowa today, and the Cubs are replacing him on the big league roster with Matt Szczur.


Szczur, 25, returns to a .167/.225/.222 line with the big league club, where he hasn’t really shined this year in a reserve role – though, in fairness, he’s been up and down from Iowa rapidly this season.

Tonight, he starts in left field, and no-big-deal-welcome-back-to-the-big-leagues he faces Clayton Kershaw. Good luck, dude.

At Iowa, Szczur was hitting a much more robust .287/.361/.457. It’s possible he’ll stick around with the big league team until Jorge Soler is ready to return from his ankle sprain, which might be another week or two.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.