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Dodgers outfielder Justin Ruggiano elects free agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers outfielder Justin Ruggiano elected to become a free agent Friday rather than accept an outright assignment to the minor leagues. The 33-year-old was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Dodgers, who needed to clear a roster spot. Ruggiano would have been eligible for salary arbitration if he had remained on the team's 40-man roster and been offered...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Justin Ruggiano edition

Chicago Cubs With the trade deadline being a week away, we may finally get to see some movement among players and teams. Among the players that could possibly be moved, Justin Ruggiano of the Chicago Cubs is a name that has been discussed. According to Bruce Levine of 670 the Score in Chicago, the Kansas City Royals have shown strong interest in Ruggiano. Ruggiano is a 32 year old...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury updates on Cubs' Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday by the score of 3-0. The win improved the Cubs' record to 14-27 on the season. A major issue contributing to the poor start for the Cubs is an offense that is 22nd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The Cubs hope the return of Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney, who are both on the disabled list, will help down the road...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) on DL

As if blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning to baseball's worst team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, on the day you are celebrating the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field wasn't enough misery for Cubs fans, outfielder Justin Ruggiano strained his left hamstring in that very inning. Carrie Muskat of tweeted this morning that Ruggiano has a Grade 2 strain and will be out 3...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Justin Ruggiano will get MRI on left hamstring

The Chicago Cubs lost 7-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wrigley Field's 100th birthday, but they appear to have lost more than just the game. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano strained his left hamstring during the Diamondbacks' five-run ninth inning and left the game immediately.'s Carrie Muskat tweeted Wednesday evening that Ruggiano will have an MRI on the hamstring to determine...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Ruggiano: A Diamond in the Rough for the Chicago Cubs

Justin Ruggiano: A Diamond in the Rough for the Chicago CubsIt’s been a very good start to Justin Ruggiano and his relationship with the Chicago Cubs. Ruggiano is currently batting .583 in 12 at-bats, which isn’t that bad for only 5 games. Ruggiano also fills a hole in the outfield with the absence of outfielders Julio Bourbon and Brian Bogusevic (who was traded for Ruggiano...
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Ding Long Dongers to Christen Cubs Park in Mesa

Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo, and Christian Villanueva blasted solo home runs, and Kyle Hendricks threw 2.2 IP of no-run/no-hit ball, in a six-inning Cubs Cactus League Intrasquad game played this afternoonn in what was the first Cubs game played at Cubs Park in Mesa. Tags: Cubs Spring TrainingKyle Hendricksl Justin RuggianoWelington CastilloChristian VillanuevaMatt SzczurEric Jokisch
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Justin Ruggiano To One-Year Deal

Avoiding arbitration, the Chicago Cubs sign Justin Ruggiano to a one-year contract, reported at $2 million. The deal meets directly in the middle of what both sides were asking. Ruggiano played for the Marlins last year. #Cubs and OF Justin Ruggiano have agreed to terms on a 2014 contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 29, 2014   Ruggiano slumped...
Via Sports Mockery
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Bogusevic traded to Marlins, Ruggiano to the Cubs

Brian Bogusevic is going to Miami and Justin Ruggiano is heading to Chicago. Bogusevic played right field for the Cubs for 47 games at the end of last year, hitting .273 with 6 HR, 16 RBI and 18 runs. He was drafted 24th overall in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros as a starting pitcher. He remained a pitcher in the Houston Astros organization until mid-2008 before converting...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs pick up Justin Ruggiano from Marlins for Brian Bogusevic

In a deal already announced by the team on Twitter, the Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Miami Marlins for outfielder Brian Bogusevic.Ruggiano's name had floated around over the past few days as an option for teams seeking additional outfield help. 2013 was a standout year for Ruggiano, who hit 18 home runs and drove in 50 RBIs for the Marlins while...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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