David Banks - USA Today Sports
David Banks - USA Today Sports

Cubs News: Szczur: "Thank you to the fans for always supporting me"

by - Senior Editor -

Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was traded to the San Diego Padres for right-handed pitcher Justin Hancock on Monday.

Szczur batted .243 (82-for-338) with eight homers and 40 RBI in 202 games covering four seasons with the Cubs. He batted .211 (4-for-19) with one double and three RBI in 15 games with the Cubs this season.

Szczur went on his personal Instagram account to thank the Cubs organization and its fans for some of the best years of his life.

"It has truly has been an honor to grow up in the @cubs organization over the past seven years and was able to a part of such an amazing time in Chicago history," Szczur posted. "Thank you to the @cubs for being my family. Thank you to the fans for always supporting me. Chicago is a special place, and the @cubs will always hold a special place in my heart. Excited to start this new chapter of my career with the @padres!!!!"

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