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Cubs Give Ryan Sweeney His Walking Papers

After a relatively weak 2014 campaign where he saw only 77 games because of a hamstring injury, Ryan Sweeney was given a decent shot this Spring with the Cubs. However, due to a few of his teammate’s injuries, roster limitations and inevitable call-ups, he was released this afternoon after being designated for assignment on Sunday. Sweeney, 30, has had a good career that began...
Via Baseball Essential
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pre-Game Roster Check

It seems that my guesses for the roster over the weeks were pretty close to what’s actually happening now that more guys have been optioned, and the rotation has been announced: Lester Arrieta Hammel Wood Hendricks. In that order. EJax the long man — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 4, 2015 There is the bench battle still to be fought, though: No word on final roster spots...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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 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 Associated Press
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

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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