Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:20:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt and OF Junior Lake are receiving starts against a right-handed pitcher Thursday, April 10. Manager Rick Renteria explained the move because of the fact that Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole has similar splits against righties and lefties. "These are two young players who we're going to try to get them as much playing time as we can," Renteria said of Olt and Lake. "We're trying to find spots that can give them an opportunity to gain some confidence." OFs Ryan Sweeney and Nate Schierholtz are batting .174 and .118 respectively against righties this year.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:02:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney (knee) left the team's spring training game Sunday, March 9, because of knee soreness. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:30:23 -0700
The Chicago Cubs re-signed OF Ryan Sweeney to a two-year, $3.5 million deal Tuesday, Oct. 8. He will receive $1.5 million in 2014 and 2015 with a $2.5 million option or a $500,000 buyout.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:34:34 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have activated OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) and 3B Luis Valbuena (oblique) from the disabled list and recalled P Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, P Eduardo Sanchez was designated for assignment.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:23:16 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena (oblique) was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his first rehab game with the rookie level AZL Cubs. OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his third rehab game with the affiliate.
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena may have to cede ABs to Donnie Murphy when he returns, but he's on the good side of a platoon and figures to stay that way once Murphy cools off, as expected. Sweeney may not have any place to play unless the Cubbies deal Nate Schierholtz via waivers.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:21:31 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena (oblique) and OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) will move to Arizona for their rehab this weekend. Sweeney and Valbuena will start playing in the Rookie League Saturday, Aug. 24. SP Scott Baker (elbow) has made two starts for Single-A Daytona and three for Single-A Kane County.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:50:30 -0700
The Chicago Cubs activated OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 19. OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) will likely begin his rehab assignment next week.
Fantasy Tip: Bogusevic should see semi-regular playing time after the Cubbies shipped David DeJesus to the Nationals yesterday. Consider him in deep mixed formats.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:12:39 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) is expected to continue his rehab with Triple-A Iowa and be activated from the disabled list soon. He was hitting .286 (6-for-21) and had played center field in four of his six games in the Rookie League in Arizona. 3B Luis Valbuena (oblique) has been swinging a fungo bat but has yet to hit. He's also playing catch from short distances. OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) has been hitting in the cages and is expected to return in September.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:50:28 -0700
The Chicago Cubs placed OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, July 2, and recalled OF Dave Sappelt in a corresponding move. Also, SP Jake Arrieta was assigned to the minors.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:51:16 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated Sunday, June 30, that OF Brian Bogusevic will get a majority of the starts in center field with OFs David DeJesus (shoulder) and Ryan Sweeney (rib) sidelined.
Fantasy Tip: Bogusevic is a nice short-term addition in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues because he is expected to see regular at-bats, but he has rather limited potential.