Cubs planning to promote Matt Szczur from Iowa after Dan Straily makes a spot start on Saturday night in New York.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) August 16, 2014
Szczur, 25, was hitting .315 since the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star break to raise his overall average to .261. He hit 16 doubles and 24 RBIs while stealing 30 bases for Iowa this season.
The Cape May, N.J. native, was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft after he won a national football title with Villanove University. He agreed to a $1.5 million bonus in 2011.