Ruggiano increases work with trainers

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was busy doing extra exercises with the athletic trainers early Thursday as he tries to deal with some tightness in his groin. Ruggiano has not played since Tuesday. He was batting .378 with seven doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs in his last 21 games since June 25.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day 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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 6, Padres 0 (7/23/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: (one of the) 24-year olds homered twice, and the 22-year old homered once. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo now leads the NL in HR, and he is sneaking up on the ML lead. I thought Rizzo’s peak was a .250/.350/.500 guy, and he’s at .283/.385/.539 right now. Just enjoy the ride, however long it lasts. 2. Kyle Hendricks had a great stat line, but only a good game...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 15: Enjoying the All-Star Break

The All-Star break is upon us, baseball’s very own intermission. While I hardly ever consider the All-Star game a midsummer “classic,” it is not without its important purpose. No, I am not talking about its impact on which league will have home field advantage during the World Series. I’m referring to the period of time it gives us to re-charge our batteries. Fantasy baseball...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory over Braves

For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field. They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting. There was extended happiness later when Justin Ruggiano singled home Arismendy Alcantara with the winning run in the ninth inning for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Cubs clear benches after Chapman fastballs over the head

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared after Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the top of the 9th of Thursday’s Reds-Cubs game following some tension between the clubs. Chapman struck out Justin Ruggiano to start the inning. Then he sailed a 101-mph fastball over the head of Nate Schierholtz on the first pitch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs 7, Washington 2; 4 July 2014 (Washington 46-39, Chicago 38-46)

Photo Credit: kitsapsun.com On a pleasant Independence Day Friday morning, the Nationals took the field against a suddenly rampaging Cubs team. Chicago had just finished a three-game sweep at Boston, and enjoyed the same off day Thursday as Washington. Tanner Roark started against his home state team for the second time in a week, while looking for a different result. Instead, the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denard Span make an amazing catch in the ivy of Wrigly Field

Lately it seems like the Nats’ outfield have been making incredible catches all week. During today’s game, it was Denard Span with highlight reel catch. In the bottom of the fourth, Justin Ruggiano hit a fly ball to centerfield off Gio Gonzalez. Watch Span’s catch here: Your browser does not support iframes.   Follow us on Twitter: @DCSportsKings
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27 days ago  |  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

Getting STATy With It: Chris Sale and 2.5 No Hitters

Chris Sale is a monster. Before the season, Jay(Wrong) gathered and tallied the 2014 Official Razzball Picks. And I have to state, at this point, my choices are making me look stupid so far: ROY = Nick Castellanos; Sleeper = Justin Ruggiano; Come Back = Mitch Moreland (although he does still have an elite fly ball and home run average distance); Bust = Jose Bautista, not; MVPitcher...
Via Razzball
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Justin Ruggiano activated from DL

The Chicago Cubs have struggled all season and are19-30, nine and a half games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. But they had a strong showing last night with an 8-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, who are 32-19 on the season. The Cubs, who are 10th in pitching and just 24th in runs scored, should be getting some help to the offense, as outfielder...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Justin Ruggiano rehab game results

The Chicago Cubs entered Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees ten and a half games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. A big reason for the dismal start is an offense that is 24th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. There is good news on the injury, as Justin Ruggiano had a successful first rehab game on Monday night.#486294201 / gettyimages...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Transactions for May 19th

Not a lot to talk about on Monday, as only five games were played & not a lot of moves were made.  A few teams optioned players which will result in a few moves to recall or activate players today.  As always, follow the links to read more on a particular transaction.Chicago CubsSent OF Justin Ruggiano on rehab assignment to Iowa (AAA) - Story by Kerry KauffmanMiami MarlinsReleased...
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May 20, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Win One & Tie Another at Riverview Park

Eloy Jimenez belted an RBI triple and Rony Rodriguez and Justin Marra drilled RBI singles to highlight a three-run 1st inning, Oliver Zapata, doubled, singled, and walked, and Erick Castillo smacked a pinch-hit solo home run, helping the Cubs defeat the Giants 5-3 on Field #5, and Kevin Brown tripled, singled, walked, and scored a run, and Roney Alcala (RBI ground out & a two...
Via Cub Reporter
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hops Go Brew Crew's Way, Barley Defeat Cubs at Riverview Park

Jorge Ortega tossed six innings of shutout ball, Tucker Neuhaus (Brewers 2013 Supplemental 2nd round pick) drilled two RBI doubles, singled, and scored a run, Edgardo Rivera reached base four times (a single and three walks), stole a base, and scored three runs, and Luis Aviles smacked a three-run home run, as the Brewers outlasted the Cubs 8-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training...
Via Cub Reporter
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Casper Wells Unfriendly to Guests at Riverview Park

Bryant Flete reached base four times (two singles and two walks), knocked-in two runs, and scored another, and Casper Wells singled twice, walked, drove-in two runs, and scored another, leading the Cubs to an 8-4 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ...
Via Cub Reporter
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Rally Hangs Loss on Cubs at Riverview Park

Gabriel Sanchez belted a bases-clearing three-run double to cap a four-run 7th inning, and Justin Higley singled twice, stole two bases, scored two runs, and drove-in another, as the Athletics rallied to defeat the Cubs 5-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. Jeffrey Baez...
Via Cub Reporter
May 06, 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 MLB.com tweeted this morning that Ruggiano has a Grade 2 strain and will...
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. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat tweeted Wednesday evening that Ruggiano will have an MRI on the hamstring...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Roster Moves I Actually Made

Fantasy leagues are a lot like dreams. Let me explain… Your own fantasy team is probably one the most interesting things (to you), very much the same way your dreams are. However, just like dreams, as soon as you try and tell someone else all about it they never seem to care! and it usually isn’t long before your dream stops making any sense at all. Meanwhile, the person you...
Via Baseball Professor
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #3

On the last game of the Cactus League slate prior to two exhibition games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs eked out a victory over the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 farewell to new Cubs Park in Mesa.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen an umpire induce an out before today: Nice to see Justin Ruggiano play some defense and shrug it off like it was...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Gut Calls On Players Outside Our Top 200

A few weeks ago during a discussion on one of our Profcasts, the always insightful Bryan Curley stated that sleepers no longer exist. Not to put words in his mouth or thoughts in his mind, but I gather that his reasoning has something to do with the wealth of data available to literally anyone who wants to analyze it and the ease with which information (e.g., conclusions from said...
Via Baseball Professor
March 17, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Cubs outlast Brewers split squad

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI, raising his spring training batting average to .583 as the Chicago Cubs outlasted a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 10-8 Sunday. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was 1 for 2 with a double, lifting his average to .636. Tyler Thornburg, who has an outside chance to win a spot in Milwaukee's rotation, gave...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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