Cubs Place C David Ross on Bereavement List, Recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today placed catcher David Ross on the bereavement list. Outfielder Matt Szczur has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

Szczur will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they continue their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.

The 26-year-old Szczur joins the Cubs for the sixth time this season, as he was a member of Chicago's Opening Day roster until April 19, was with the club from May 6-15, from June 2-6, from June 22-July 4 and from Monday-Friday. He is batting .217 (13-for-60) with four doubles, one homer and eight RBI in 35 games with the Cubs this season. Szczur earlier this week joined the Cubs riding a 12-game hitting streak with Iowa, and he has batted .295 (66-for-224) with 10 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI in 58 games this season.

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 27 games in left field, 14 games in center field and 15 games in right field during his big league career. Overall, Szczur has batted .221 (27-for-122) with six doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI in 68 career major league games.

Ross, 38, is batting .189 (20-for-106) with seven doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 51 games with the Cubs this season.