The Chicago Cubs today placed outfielder Matt Szczur on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and selected the contract of outfielder Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Kalish on the 40-man roster, infielder Christian Villanueva was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
The Chicago Cubs return home and look to build on their NL Central Division lead as they face the Washington Nationals (May 5-8), San Diego Padres (May 9-11) and division rival Pittsburgh Pirates (May 13-15).
Music and baseball share the stage at Wrigleyville's Metro Friday, June 17, when Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper join an All-Star lineup of musicians and personalities for the Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Liz Phair will headline the show, which will be emceed by "Mad Men" actor Joel Murray and WXRT-FM's Lin Brehmer. The fifth annual event is presented by Chicago Trading Company with proceeds benefiting youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods through Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL).