Justin Ruggiano 20 | Right Field

Chicago Cubs

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July 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ruggiano (groin) is out of the lineup again Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports. Impact: Ruggiano has been out of the lineup since Tuesday with an apparent groin injury. Arismendy Alcantara, who has been starting in center field for most of the games in Ruggiano's absence, will start in center again Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Ruggiano (groin) remains out of the Cubs' lineup Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Impact: Evidently, Ruggiano's groin muscle is still too tender for him to play the field, but he did make a pinch-hit appearance Friday and will likely be available to do so again Saturday. Arismendy Alcantara is making his fifth start in center field, with Chris Coghlan in left and Ryan Sweeney in right.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Ruggiano (groin) will be available to pinch hit Friday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Impact: Ruggiano's groin muscle is still tender enough to where he can't play the field, but he will be available to bat in a pinch Friday. The 32-year-old has been red hot this month (.377/.400/.541) and will likely return to at least a semi-regular role once healthy, though Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio will eat into his time in center.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Ruggiano (groin) is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals. Impact: Ruggiano will be held out for his third straight game, something that has rarely happened since his late-May activation. It's unclear at the moment if this is directly related to the groin tightness he's been experiencing, or if manager Rick Renteria is leaning towards giving rookie Arismendy Alcantara more consistent work in center field. The activation of Emilio Bonifacio could potentially be another factor challenging Ruggiano for reps.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Ruggiano is out of the Cubs' lineup again Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Impact: Emilio Bonifacio will return to center field Thursday, relegating Ruggiano to bench duty for a second straight day. The 32-year-old Ruggiano is batting a robust .377/.400/.541 so far this month and could draw some interest at the trade deadline.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Ruggiano has bee dealing with some tightness in his groin, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday, and the reported groin discomfort finally provides a bit of an explanation. The timing is certainly unfortunate for Ruggiano, as he's been slashing .377/.400/.541 since the beginning of July. He'll look to return to the lineup at some point this weekend.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Ruggiano is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Padres. Impact: The addition of Arismendy Alcantara and the versatility he brings in both the infield and in center field may end up costing Ruggiano some playing time. Emilio Bonifacio will slot in at second base in his return from the DL, while Alcantara covers center field Wednesday, leaving no room for Ruggiano.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Ruggiano is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Diamondbacks, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Impact: With Ruggiano producing one hit in his last three starts, manager Rick Renteria will tinker with the lineup and deploy Ryan Sweeney in center field. Ruggiano still seems to have a steady hold of regular duties at the position, and while his average figures to fall from its current .286 standing from here, he offers a decent blend of power and speed to give him some level of fantasy utility in deeper formats.(RotoWire, )
Sun. July 13, 2014
News: Ruggiano had three hits and drove in a run in an 11-6 loss to Atlanta on Saturday. Impact: Ruggiano, batting .298 in 53 games, is hitting .417 (25 for 60) in his past 16 with seven doubles, two homers and 12 RBIs.(STATS, 3:42pm)
Sat. July 12, 2014
News: Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning in Friday's 5-4 win over Atlanta. Impact: Ruggiano, who finished the day 2 for 5 with two RBIs, is batting .393 with 11 RBIs over a 15-game stretch. (STATS, 3:34pm)
Justin Ruggiano
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 205  Age: 32
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/12/1982, Austin, Texas
College: Texas A&M
Debut: 2007
Salary: $2,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury