David Ross on family medical leave, Cubs add Matt Szczur


SAN FRANCISCO -- The Chicago Cubs placed catcher David Ross on the family medical emergency list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur to take his place on the roster, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

By major league rules, Ross can be on leave for a maximum of seven days with a 3-day minimum. Manager Joe Maddon wasn't sure if Ross would be back for pitcher Jon Lester's next start on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ross is Lester's regular catcher, though Miguel Montero filled in while the former was on the disabled list earlier this season. Saturday would be the first day Ross is eligible to return.

This is Szczur's seventh time being added to the major league roster this season. He's appeared in 35 games for the Cubs after playing most of the season at Triple-A Iowa.