Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was a standout football and baseball player at Villanova University in late 2009 when he decided to sign up for his coach’s bone marrow foundation, Be The Match.
Szczur entered Monday hitting .167 this season at the big league level.
Schlitter had a 9.53 ERA in his first stint with the Cubs this season.
Justin Grimm has been activated, and Matt Szczur has been recalled from Triple-A.
Starlin Castro returned after dealing with a groin injury.
Cubs righty Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out 13.
The Cubs’ lone representative in Sunday’s MLB Futures game was Matt Szczur, an outfielder playing for the team’s Single-A affiliate. Szczur is one of a few Cubs draft picks who appears to be showing promise, highlighting an organizational weakness.
Matt Szczur was the first Villanova football player to be invited to the Senior Bowl since Brian Westbrook in 2002. But Szczur will pass on the Senior Bowl and a potential NFL career to return to the Chicago Cubs.