Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Matt Szczur traded to Padres

Matt Szczur was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the San Diego Padres on May 8, 2017. The Cubs in exchange received Justin Hancock.

Szczur is an outfielder who hit 4 for 19, .211/.273/.263 with 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 15 games with the Cubs in 2017. Over four MLB seasons with the Cubs he hit .243/.295/.374 with 9 HR, 42 RBI, 45 R, 4 SB in 208 games. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the fifth round in 2010. Szczur will be 28 on July 20.

RHP Hancock was 0-2, 6.23 ERA, 11 K, 1.85 WHIP, .327 BAA in 13.0 IP over 10 games at Double A San Antonio in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the ninth round in 2011. Hancock turned 26 on October 28.

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