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Cubs Injury Update: Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney, Anthony Rizzo

As the Chicago Cubs continued their series of exciting prospect call-ups this season by giving Jorge Soler his first shot in the big leagues, some more established players are making space on the roster and in the lineup as a result of injury concerns. Both Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney have landed on the disabled list, while star first baseman Anthony Rizzo took a seat again...
Via MLB Injury News
August 29, 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...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Soler ————> Cubs

Per David Kaplan on CSN, Jorge Soler is being called up and will join the team for this week’s series in Cincinnati. I’m guessing Justin Ruggiano will be put on the DL in the corresponding roster move. It’s been a given for some time that Soler was going to be called up in September anyway, since he’s already both on the 40-man and signed to a big league deal, but this way...
Via Obstructed View
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs OF Ruggiano scratched with ankle soreness

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been scratched from the lineup due to left ankle soreness. Ruggiano was replaced by Ryan Sweeney for Saturday's game against Baltimore. Sweeney got the start in right and also batted in Ruggiano's fifth slot. Ruggiano is batting .281 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 81 games.
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

DFP: Technical Difficulties and Selfish Sutcliffe

Technical Difficulties I know that many of you are struggling with the question of whether life is worth living in the wake of yesterday’s Darwin Barney trade. Know that OVBlog is dealing with the same struggle. Hold fast, you patient ones. We will get through this together. (Alternate theory: evil genius Brett is planning to shut down the entire Cub blogosphere tomorrow as part...
Via Obstructed View
July 29, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 10, 2014  |  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
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 28, 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...
Via MLB Injury News
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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

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

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
Via Cub Reporter
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

Lets give thanks to the MLB.com hat photoshop guy

I went to Cubs.com just to see what the depth chart looks like.Maybe there would be new pics in there.Sure enough, there's Justin Ruggiano in center field complete with his new Cubs hat! So I googled imaged him (you can look at this same page here). See the official MLB portrait-looking photo of him with the white background?He's wearing a Miami Marlins hat.But if you click...
Via Cub Reporter
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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