Cubs Place Matt Szczur on 15-Day Disabled List

The Chicago Cubs are dealing with yet another injury on their roster, as outfielder Matt Szczur has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Szczur, who was filling in for the injured Jason Heyward in right field for the Cubs, sustained a hamstring injury while running the bases in Monday’s victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Szczur underwent an MRI on the injury on Tuesday morning, and the team elected to place him on the disabled list after the examination.

The Cubs made a corresponding roster move as they shift Szczur to the DL, with outfielder Ryan Kalish coming up to the big league team from triple-A Iowa. Kalish last made an appearance in a big league game in 2014 with the Cubs, when he drove in five RBI and stole three bases in 130 plate appearances with the north siders.

This season, Kalish has already scored 15 runs and driven in four RBI in 70 plate appearances with the Iowa Cubs. He is also sporting a .368 batting average and an excellent .471 on-base percentage in the limited sample size.

With both Heyward and Szczur out of the mix, the Cubs will turn to Kris Bryant for the start in right field on Tuesday night. Bryant is still dealing with some lingering effects from an injury himself, having suffered a sprained ankle last week. 

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