The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Matt Szczur to the San Diego Padres and placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list Monday due to a sprained finger on his right hand.
The Cubs received minor league right-hander Justin Hancock in return for Szczur, who was designated for assignment on Saturday to allow the Cubs to add a pitcher to their bullpen.
The Cubs picked up the contract of right-hander Dylan Floro from Triple-A Iowa to replace Heyward on the roster. Floro, 26, who signed a minor league deal with Chicago during the offseason, is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA in eight appearances with Iowa this season.
Szczur, 27, hit .211 with no home runs and three RBIs this season for the Cubs. Last year, he played in 107 games for the World Series champions and batted .259 with five home runs and 24 RBIs.
Hancock, 26, had an 0-2 record with a 6.23 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Double-A San Antonio this season. A ninth-round draft pick in 2011, Hancock has spent most of his career as a starting pitcher in the minors.
Heyward’s move to the DL is retroactive to Saturday. He is batting .253 with three home runs and 17 RBIs this year after going just 1-for-13 during the Cubs’ recent homestand.
The Cubs’ scheduled game at Colorado on Monday night was rained out.