Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:35:55 -0800
The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with OF Justin Ruggiano Wednesday, Jan. 29, by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal. He was asking for $2.45 million.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:36:48 -0800
Chicago Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano is asking for $2.45 million in salary arbitration Friday, Jan. 17, and the Cubs have countered at $1.6 million.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:19:00 -0800
The Chicago Cubs acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Miami Marlins in exchange for OF Brian Bogusevic.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:53:09 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano (calf) did not start the game Sunday, Sept. 1, against the Atlanta Braves due to slight tightness in his calf, according to manager Mike Redmond. Ruggiano was available off the bench.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:41:48 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios appears to be the No. 1 target on the Texas Rangers' wish list but talks between the two sides are reportedly "not close." The Rangers are expected to wait and see if other big-name hitters become available via trade, such as Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence or Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista. Texas has also shown interest in Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano, New York Mets OF Marlon Byrd and San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:44:54 -0700
The New York Yankees have contacted the Miami Marlins to check in on the availability of OF Justin Ruggiano.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:33:10 -0700
The Miami Marlins are receiving multiple inquiries about OF Justin Ruggiano, and while they aren't actively shopping him, they could decide to trade him this summer. The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for outfield help. The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers may also be interested. The Marlins aren't motivated to move Ruggiano at the moment, though. OF Christian Yelich (abdominal) just started playing in rehab games last week and OF Jake Marisnick may benefit from more time in the minors. OF Chris Coghlan (calf) has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a nerve issue in his right calf.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that several of Miami's center field options are banged up, don't count the Fish out in trading Ruggiano if they get what they like in return. Marisnick is the most likley option to come up and start in center field if Ruggiano is dealt. Keep an eye on both he and Yelich in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:05:46 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano (shoulder) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, June 25, against the Minnesota Twins due to a sore left shoulder. Manager Mike Redmond did not rule out a possible stint on the 15-day disabled list for Ruggiano. "We'll see if it's a short-term deal, long-term deal or what," Redmond said. "We'll just have to play it by ear."
Fantasy Tip: If Ruggiano is forced to miss any substantial time, it would open up a more prominent role for veteran Juan Pierre.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:28:46 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), 2B Donovan Solano (intercostal) and 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) had their rehab games rained out the past two days, but all three are on track to return from their disabled list stints Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton and Solano will return to starting duties, but Mahoney will likely serve as the backup to Casey Kotchman at first base. Marcell Ozuna's hot bat should keep him in the everyday lineup even with the return of Stanton. A platoon in left field between Juan Pierre and Justin Ruggiano could be in order.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:14:20 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter at Class A Jupiter Thursday, June 6, after playing in two consecutive rehab games. He played seven innings in the outfield Wednesday, June 5. Stanton expects to come off the disabled list Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: This will make fantasy owners rejoice. Marcell Ozuna is expected to move to center field, and that may signal the end for Juan Pierre with Justin Ruggiano in left. However, don't write off Pierre just yet; he could platoon with Ruggiano in left so the team can utilize his speed occasionally.