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Cubs | Jorge Soler activated from DL

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:34:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, July 5. The team also optioned OF Matt Szczur to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should return to his starting job in right field after being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a game or two before considering him a starting option.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:13:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the New York Mets. OF Matt Szczur is batting in Coghlan's place.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) looks to be getting a night off following several games in a row in the outfield. Coghlan's usual platoon partner, Chris Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap), is in right on Tuesday and is worth the pickup with a .340 road average and a .353 mark against lefties. Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't hitting well but he has a 1-for-3 mark against Mets SP Jon Niese, so he might be a wild card here.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler remains out

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:04:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 24. OF Chris Denorfia is playing right field and batting first, and OF Matt Szczur is playing center field and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is missing his second consecutive game, but he did appear as a pinch hitting Tuesday, June 23, so it is safe to say he should return soon. In the meantime, Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) clocks in as a viable low-priced flier, and Szczur as a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan riding pine Monday

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:04:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Monday, June 22. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Szczur everywhere in daily games while facing Kershaw.

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Cubs | Chris Denorfia activated

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:12:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 7. The Cubs also optioned OF Matt Szczur to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) probably will be a regular starting option for the Cubs but should see some playing time. Owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid Denorfia until he plays in a few games.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur making first start

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.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro to miss time

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.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur called up

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:35:52 -0700

The Chicago Cubs called up OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa Saturday, Aug. 16.

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Cubs | Roster trimmed to 59

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.

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Cubs | Make cuts

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.

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