Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:53:48 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur is making his season debut in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Matzek Friday, April 10. Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth in place of OF Chris Coghlan.
Fantasy Tip: Szczur ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a reach for a FantasyScore roster spot in his first start of the 2015 season against a left-handed pitcher. It's best to look elsewhere.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:31 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The team also recalled 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: Castro could miss up to a week while on the bereavement list. The team could consider moving Javier Baez to shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara to second base with Justin Ruggiano and Matt Szczur seeing time in the outfield. Ruggiano and Szczur probably should only be options in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:35:52 -0700
The Chicago Cubs called up OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:30:51 -0800
The Chicago Cubs trimmed their spring training roster to 59 Friday, March 8, as they assigned Cs Michael Brenly and Dayan Diaz to the minor-league camp, while OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:03:51 -0700
The Chicago Cubs sent Ps Jeff Beliveau, Alberto Cabrera and John Gaub and INF Josh Vitters to Triple-A Iowa Thursday, March 15. INF Junior Lake and OF Matt Szczur were optioned to Double-A Tennessee. C Jason Jaramillo was also assigned to the minors.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:49:17 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro will make $567,000 this year, P Jeff Samardzija will earn $2.64 million, SP Travis Wood will earn $505,000 and 2B Darwin Barney will make $500,000. RP James Russell signed for $512,000. Others that received one-year deals include Ps Alberto Cabrera, Lendy Castillo, Casey Coleman, Rafael Dolis, Marcos Mateo, Casey Weathers, Jeff Beliveau, John Gaub and Scott Maine, Cs Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger, INFs Adrian Cardenas, Bryan LaHair, Junior Lake, Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters and OFs Tony Campana, Dave Sappelt and Matt Szczur.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:50:58 -0800
Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur had six RBIs, including a grand slam and a two-run double in the team's intrasquad game Friday, March 2. He also scored from second on a sacrifice fly in the game.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:50:48 -0800
The Chicago Cubs added P Jeff Beliveau, INF Junior Lake, IF Josh Vitters and OF Matt Szczur to their 40-man roster Friday, Nov. 18, and outrighted OF Lou Montanez, P Esmailin Caridad and P Kyle Smit to the minors in corresponding moves.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:53:32 -0700
The Boston Red Sox proposed that the Chicago Cubs take SP John Lackey's contract as part of the compensation for general manager Theo Epstein's move to Chicago. Lackey has three years remaining on his five-year, $82.5 million pact. However, the expected compensation will involve Cubs' minor leaguers, although not OF Brett Jackson, P Trey McNutt or P Matt Szczur. Cash will not be part of the swap.
While the San Diego Padres have not confirmed the report, general manager Jed Hoyer is expected to be hired as the Cubs' next general manager under Theo Epstein. There will be no compensation for Hoyer, according to sources. Padres vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes will become the new GM in San Diego.
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:49:57 -0700
The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are expected to begin their compensation talks regarding general manager Theo Epstein in the near future. Epstein has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million deal with the Cubs, and the Red Sox will be compensated in the form of a player or two. The chances of the Red Sox landing SS Starlin Castro or SP Matt Garza are highly unlikely. OF Brett Jackson, OF Matt Szczur, 3B Josh Vitters, P Trey McNutt, P Jon Jackson, P Alberto Cabrera and IF Jeff Baker are all options to be dealt as compensation.