Cubs recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa, option INF/OF Mike Baxter

MIAMI - The Chicago Cubs today recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa and optioned infielder/outfielder Mike Baxter to Triple-A.

Szczur will be available for the Cubs tonight against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.

The 25-year-old Szczur joins the Cubs for the third time this season, as he was a member of Chicago's Opening Day roster and rejoined the Cubs from May 6-15. He is batting .172 (5-for-29) with two doubles and five RBI in 18 games with the Cubs this season. With Iowa, Szczur has batted .330 (29-for-88) with three doubles, two triples, four home runs and 14 RBI in 24 games this season. He joins the Cubs riding a seven-game hitting streak with Iowa, during which he has hit .379 (11-for-29) with two homers and six RBI.

Szczur made his major league debut with the Cubs last August and batted .226 (14-for-62) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in 33 games. He has played 21 games in left field, 10 games in center field and 13 games in right field during his big league career. Overall, Szczur has batted .209 (19-for-91) with four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI in 51 career major league games.

Baxter, 30, is 1-for-9 (.111) in 10 games with the Cubs this season. He is batting .290 (29-for-100) with four doubles, eight RBI and a .377 on-base percentage in 34 games with Iowa this year.