Matt Szczur went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday’s 9-6 win over the Rockies in Cactus League action.
Szczur had a pair of singles (one of them of the bunt variety) before going deep in the Cubs’ sixth-run eighth inning. The 27-year-old did a respectable job off the Cubs’ bench last season, batting .259/.312/.400 with five homers and 24 RBI over 107 games while seeing time at all three outfield spots. Monday’s performance helps his case for a spot on the Opening Day roster. It’s worth noting that the Cape May native is out of options this spring.