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Cubs, Matt Szczur have deal

Updated: January 20, 2011, 4:34 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with fifth-round draft pick Matt Szczur, keeping the Villanova wide receiver from pursuing an NFL career.

He will receive $1.4 million, according to a major league source.

"We've had the great fortune to get to know Matt the last seven-plus months and are excited by his decision to devote himself completely to baseball and the Cubs," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said in a statement. "We've come to know Matt not only as a talented athlete ...

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