The Cubs activated catcher David Ross from the bereavement list, and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa. Szczur was called up on Saturday to take Ross' spot on the roster, though he did not appear in a game during his recent stint with the Cubs. The Cubs are set to carry three catchers, with Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber also in the fold behind the plate.
The Cubs have placed backup catcher David Ross on the bereavement list after his grandmother passed way, ESPN has reported. Matt Szczur has been promoted to take his place on the roster. Ross is batting just .189 with one home run on the year.
The Cubs activated catcher Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list, while also optioning outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A on Friday, per the Daily Herald. Montero was on the disabled list with a lingering thumb injury. Szczur joined the team on Monday and went 1 for 3 with a double in two games.
The Cubs promoted outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A on Monday, reports ESPNChicago.com. Szczur hit .211 with one home and eight RBI in 32 games earlier this season. To make room for Szczur, the team designated pitcher Clayton Richard for assignment. Richard went 2-0 with a 4.29 ERA over three starts this season.
The Cubs activated outfielder Jorge Soler from the disabled list Sunday, reports the Daily Herald. Soler will hit sixth and play right field in Sunday's game against the Marlins. Soler has been sidelined since June 3 with a sprained left ankle. To make room for Soler, the team optioned Matt Szczur to Triple-A. Szczur is hitting .211 with one home run and eight RBI in his last 32 games.