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Chicago Cubs must be Russell Martin free

For those of us who love a constant barrage of baseball rumors ranging from the absurd to the hopeful, this is the greatest time of year.  With free agency now in full swing, teams are going to be in moving in hyper-drive trying to work out every possible scenario to either keep the players they have, or to acquire the one or two pieces that could put their team over the top....
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs: Starlin Castro and Ryan Sweeney done for season

getty images The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Ryan Sweeney were done for the season. An MRI on Castro revealed a high ankle sprain. Castro was having a bounce back season hitting .292/.339/.438 with 14 homers and 65 RBI. While the strong performance this season is good for Castro’s future it does not guarantee that he will remain...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs tab another top prospect, promote Jorge Soler for debut

  The Chicago Cubs put outfielders Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sweeney had to leave the Cubs' 3-0 victory on Tuesday with a pulled hamstring. Ruggiano hadn't played since last week because of a sore left ankle. The moves opened a roster spot for outfielder and top prospect...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest Cubs Injury Comes at “Perfect” Time

Tonight, Ryan Sweeney is playing in his third rehab game with the Kane County Cougars, which will likely be his last one. Going into the game, the big question was who would be removed from the 25 man roster in order to make room for him. One of the obvious answers would have been an outfielder, who most likely would have been Chris Coghlan. Being the extra outfielder, along with...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Ryan Sweeney to start rehab tonight

The Chicago Cubs have an abundance of outfielders, which has come in handy with Ryan Sweeney on the disabled list. Sweeney, though, began a Minor League rehab assignment Monday night in his quest to return to the Majors. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat of made the announcement Monday afternoon. #Cubs Ryan Sweeney begins rehab assignment tonight at Class A Kane County— Carrie...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Romp over Angels at Riverview Park

Varonex Cuevas drilled a two-run triple and an RBI single, Jesse Hodges reached base four times (HBP, 2B, 2B, and BB), scored two runs, and drove-in another, Alberto Mineo collected three singles and scored a run, and five pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter, as the Cubs overwhelmed the Angels 10-1 in Cactus League  Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #1...
Via Cub Reporter
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs activate Jake Arrieta and place Ryan Sweeney on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs enter this afternoon's game against the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a 6-5 win last night. The win improved the Cubs to 10-17 on the season. Jake Arrieta, who hasn't pitched all season is scheduled to start today against Michael Wacha of the Cardinals. In another roster move, Chris Coghlan was called up from Tripe-A Iowa and Ryan Sweeney was place on the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Ryan Sweeney underwent MRI after injuring hamstring against Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs won the first game of their weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Cubs to 10-17 on the season. Cubs outfielder injured his right hamstring in the eighth innings chasing a fly ball off the bat of Allen Craig. Sweeney underwent an MRI and he probably wont be available for tomorrow's game.#487473143 ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Ryan Sweeney day-to-day with knee soreness

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney left Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning after injuring his right knee.By Sgt. Kassidy Snyder via Wikimedia CommonsMark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reported that Sweeney made an awkward turn and slipped while fielding a double off the bat of Jeff Bianchi.Carrie Muskat of tweeted about the injury, as well...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #12

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! I know many of you like myself will be running around getting ready for the big game this evening but I didn’t want to skip today so we continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and surprise, he’s a Cub! Here is today’s pick: #12 – Ryan Sweeney Hey girl… #6|CF|Chicago Cubs Born : February 20, 1985 (28) Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA Height...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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