RYAN SWEENEY NEWS

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....
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coming up with the current 2015 payroll/roster

There was a little confusion about my $65 million number in my last article. The Cubs have a $65 million payroll next year, but it doesn’t (at first glance) appear that way. I assure you it is. Major League Contracts Starlin Castro: $6M Anthony Rizzo: $5M Edwin Jackson: $11M Ryan Sweeney: $1.5M Kyuji Fujikawa: $500K (we will decline his $5M team option) Total: $24M These are the...
Via Obstructed View
October 07, 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...
Via Tireball.com
September 03, 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 MLB.com 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 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...
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 MLB.com tweeted about the injury,...
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

Cubs announce deal with Sweeney

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract with outfielder Ryan Sweeney that includes a club option for 2016. The team announced the agreement Thursday. Sweeney is due $1.5 million in 2014 and 2015, with the Cubs holding a $2.5 million option for 2016 with a $500,000 buyout. Sweeney batted .266 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 70 games this season. He spent time on the...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweeney says he's staying with Cubs

Ryan Sweeney is staying with the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a $3.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2016. The outfielder posted Tuesday on Twitter that he's "so excited to be back in Chicago" and thanked the organization and fans for believing in him. A person familiar with the situation says Sweeney is due $1.5 million in 2014 and 2015...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena return as rosters expand

Sunday marked the first day of baseball’s annual roster expansion, where teams can increase the number of guys on their major league roster to 40 players. With the minor league playoffs yet to get under way, it isn’t that common to see a minimal amount of call ups at the beginning of the month. Though few moves were made, the Chicago Cubs did see some changes to their big league...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena return as rosters expand

Sunday marked the first day of baseball’s annual roster expansion, where teams can increase the number of guys on their major league roster to 40 players. With the minor league playoffs yet to get under way, it isn’t that common to see a minimal amount of call ups at the beginning of the month. Though few moves were made, the Chicago Cubs did see some changes to their big league...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena return as rosters expand

Sunday marked the first day of baseball’s annual roster expansion, where teams can increase the number of guys on their major league roster to 40 players. With the minor league playoffs yet to get under way, it isn’t that common to see a minimal amount of call ups at the beginning of the month. Though few moves were made, the Chicago Cubs did see some changes to their big league...
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena return as rosters expand

Sunday marked the first day of baseball’s annual roster expansion, where teams can increase the number of guys on their major league roster to 40 players. With the minor league playoffs yet to get under way, it isn’t that common to see a minimal amount of call ups at the beginning of the month. Though few moves were made, the Chicago Cubs did see some changes to their big league...
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs OF Sweeney has broken rib

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the disabled list after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall. Chicago made the announcement Sunday, a day after he was hurt, and said Sweeney will be held out of baseball activities for four-to-six weeks. Sweeney is hitting .295 with four home runs and 15 RBIs since he came up from Triple-A Iowa on...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has broken rib

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the disabled list after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall. Chicago made the announcement Sunday, a day after he was hurt, and said Sweeney will be held out of baseball activities for four-to-six weeks. Sweeney is hitting .295 with four home runs and 15 RBIs since he came up from Triple-A Iowa on...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 14, Astros 6

Ryan Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run homer, and the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 14-6 on Sunday. The center fielder drove in runs in each of his first four at-bats, capping the stretch with his longball to right-center field. He also had two doubles and a run-scoring grounder in the second inning. Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo added a two...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Cardinals 2

Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night. Chicago started fast against Adam Wainwright (10-4) and broke a five-game losing streak in St. Louis. Pinch-runner Shane Robinson was called out for interference while trying to break...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs add OF Sweeney, RHP Dolis from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs have added outfielder Ryan Sweeney and reliever Rafael Dolis from Triple-A before their game against the Texas Rangers. To make room for them Monday, Chicago designated reliever Kameron Loe for assignment and optioned outfielder Dave Sappelt to its affiliate in Iowa. The 28-year-old Sweeney has spent time in the majors with the White Sox, Red Sox and Athletics. In 23 games...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Sweeney Signs Minor League Contract With Chicago Cubs

Ryan Sweeney was released by the Red Sox on Saturday, but it didn’t take long for him to find a new home. The former Boston outfielder signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, according to MassLive.com’s Evan Drellich, and he expects to report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Wednesday.
Via NESN.com
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox release Ryan Sweeney

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has been released by the Boston Red Sox. Sweeney was unable to make the Red Sox roster for Opening Day and did not want to accept an assignment to Triple-A. This spring Sweeney made 52 plate appearances but managed just a .217/.308/.239 line. Sweeney, 28, spent last season with the Red Sox playing in 63 games. The Red Sox were Sweeney’s third different organization...
Via Tireball.com
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Ryan Sweeney, Reassign Mitch Maier to Triple-A Pawtucket

With two moves that were announced Saturday night, the Red Sox are moving closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster. Following the afternoon win over the Twins, Ben Cherington announced that the Red Sox released outfielder Ryan Sweeney and assigned outfielder Mitch Maier to Triple-A Pawtucket. The 28-year-old Sweeney was signed as a minor league free agent in January, and the...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Sweeney’s Contract Not Purchased, Likely Paving Way for Jackie Bradley Jr. to Make Red Sox’ Roster

It looks like Jackie Bradley Jr. is going to break camp with the big league club. The Red Sox have not made an announcement regarding Bradley, but outfielder Ryan Sweeney has not been offered a major league contract, according to multiple reports. Sweeney figured to be competing with Bradley and Mike Carp for one of Boston’s two final roster spots. Sweeney has 24 hours to decide...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay has been released, is Ryan Sweeney next

It was a valiant effort by Lyle Overbay but in the end the Red Sox decided that Daniel Nava and Mike Carp were better suited to backup Mike Napoli at first base. On Tuesday the 36-year old Overbay was granted release by the Red Sox according to a league source. Overbay, if granted his release, will now have the opportunity to seek other opportunities with teams around the league...
Via RedSoxLife
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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