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Matt Szczur Returns as Kyle Schwarber is Optioned to AAA Iowa

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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.


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