Justin Ruggiano 20 | Right Field

Chicago Cubs

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Thu. Aug 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ruggiano (ankle) will visit a specialist, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Impact: The Cubs will send Ruggiano for an examination to gauge the true extent of the ankle issue, with his soreness failing to subside in recent days. A possible return date for Ruggiano is currently up in the air -- he's eligible to come off the DL on Sept. 7 -- but his opportunities will likely be limited upon activation, as top prospect Jorge Soler is expected to see most of the time in right field over the remainder of the season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 27, 2014
News: Ruggiano (ankle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: Ruggiano's move to the DL clears the way for the beginning of the Jorge Soler era, as the top prospect was recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. The Cubs would clearly like to see Soler shine immediately in right field and lock down the positions for seasons to come, so barring a total collapse on the 21-year-old's part, it's unlikely that Ruggiano sees regular action once he returns from the DL.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Ruggiano (ankle) remains out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Reds. Impact: A late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to left ankle soreness, Ruggiano is set to miss a fourth straight start Monday as a result of the injury. The team has given no indication that Ruggiano is in danger of landing on the DL.(RotoWire, )
Aug 24, 2014
News: Ruggiano (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles. Impact: Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of ankle soreness and it appears it will hold him out of Sunday's game as well. Matt Szczur will start in right field and bat eighth for the Cubs in his place.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 23, 2014
News: The 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. Impact: Ruggiano hadn't played since last week because of a sore left ankle.(STATS, 3:27pm)
Sat. Aug 23, 2014
News: Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to left ankle soreness. Impact: The full extent of the issue is uncertain, but consider Ruggiano day-to-day until the team indicates otherwise. Ryan Sweeney will start in right field and bat fifth in place of Ruggiano, who has started just three of the Cubs' last eight games.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: Ruggiano is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Impact: Wednesday's absence will mark Ruggiano's second in a row and fifth in the team's last eight games. A couple of those absences were due to a groin issue, but it looks like Ruggiano will remain in a part-time role now that he's healthy. Ryan Sweeney will draw the start in right field Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Ruggiano is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets. Impact: There has been no word of a setback with the groin injury that has cost Ruggiano time recently, but it seems the team will be mindful of his workload in the short-term as to avoid aggravation. Ryan Sweeney will draw the start in right field against right-hander Zack Wheeler.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Ruggiano (groin) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Brewers. Impact: Ruggiano missed Wednesday's contest due to groin injury, but it was considered to be minor, as the outfielder was said to be available to pinch hit. He wasn't needed in this role, but will return to action in right field for the Thursday afternoon contest. When healthy, Ruggiano should play right field on most days, as Nate Schierholtz was placed on release waivers Wednesday after being designated for assignment a week earlier.(RotoWire, )
Justin Ruggiano
2014 Season
AVG
.281
HR
6
RBI
28
RUNS
29
Bio
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
8/23/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Sprained left ankle)