Szczur was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday. Szczur signed a minor-league deal with Arizona in December but did little to earn a roster spot this spring with a .205/.222/.295 slash line in 44 at-bats. The 29-year-old saw 84 plate appearances with the Padres last season and posted a lackluster .532 OPS with 24 strikeouts.
Szczur signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday. As a part of the deal, Szczur has received an invitation to big-league camp, and he's been assigned to Triple-A Reno. He appeared in 57 games for the Padres a season ago, posting a .187/.265/.267 slash line with six RBI and three stolen bases.
Szczur has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso. Szczur was designated for assignment last Sunday, but passed through waivers and will remain with the organization. With the four-man rotation of Wil Myers, Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski currently holding down the San Diego outfield, there was no reason to keep Szczur on the 40-man, especially after he hit just .187 through 57 games this season. He'll need to turn things around in the minors to have a chance at a September callup.
The Padres designated Szczur for assignment Sunday. With Wil Myers returning from the disabled list a little over a week earlier, Szczur became the fifth outfielder for San Diego and had seen limited action of late. The Padres decided Szczur's roster spot would be better used on a reserve infielder, so Carlos Asuaje was called up from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move. Szczur will likely report to El Paso if he clears waivers within the next few days.
Szczur will be designated for assignment prior to Sunday's contest against the Pirates, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports. With Wil Myers returning from the disabled list recently and several better-performing outfielders on the squad, Szczur will be removed from the Padres' major-league plans. The move will open a spot on the 25-man roster for infielder Carlos Asuaje, who will be called up prior to Sunday's contest. Szczur slashed .187/.265/.267 in 84 plate appearances as a reserve outfielder this season. The Padres will have seven days from when the transaction officially takes place to either trade, release or place him on irrevocable waivers.