Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 4 days ago

Sweeney is just 5-for-26 this spring and hasn't driven in a run.

Sweeney will probably make the team as an extra outfielder, and he's one of those veterans who probably doesn't need to show much in camp, but a .491 OPS doesn't exactly make a positive impression.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 5 months ago

Sweeney (hamstring) was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Sweeney missed close to three months due to hamstring issues in 2014 and was barely above replacement level when healthy, posting a .642 in 77 games. He'll be back to play out the final year of his two-year pact with Chicago, but Sweeney is likely behind Justin Ruggiano for the fourth-outfielder role and could end up being a DFA candidate early in the season.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 7 months ago

Sweeney (hamstring) has been moved to the 60-day DL and is done for the season, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

He won't play again this season, as the Cubs needed to clear a 40-man spot for Ryan Kalish.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 7 months ago

Sweeney (hamstring) is likely done for the season, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

Sweeney began a rehab assignment recently, but it appears his hamstring is not healthy enough to handle a full workload, and he will likely be shut down for the season. Sweeney will be back with the Cubs next season after signing a two-year deal with the club last October.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 7 months ago

Sweeney (hamstring) went on a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Cubs on Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Sweeney has been on the disabled list since Aug. 27, but is starting to work towards a return from the disabled list by joining the Arizona League team. He appears to be on track for a return from the disabled list as soon as he is first eligible on Sept. 11, but it's unclear how much playing time he will receive when he returns.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 7 months ago

Sweeney (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

With Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano (ankle) both landing on the DL on Wednesday, the path his clear for prospect Jorge Soler to pick up at-bats in right field. Sweeney could be back with the Cubs before the end of the season, but he'll likely operate as a fourth or fifth outfielder once healthy.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 7 months ago

Sweeney left Tuesday game against the Reds with a left hamstring issue, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sweeney grounded out to short in his first at-bat of the game and was replaced in right field by Matt Szczur to begin the bottom of the second inning. The 29-year-old Sweeney missed more than a month earlier this season with an injury to his right hamstring.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 8 months ago

Ryan Sweeney homered and drove home four runs on Friday, powering the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals in an afternoon matinee at Wrigley Field.

Sweeney got the Cubs on the board in the second inning with a three-run shot off Joe Kelly, then tacked on an RBI single his next time up. Even with the 2-for-4 effort though, he's hitting a mere .221/.264/.302 on the season and has little value outside of NL-only formats.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 9 months ago

Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs as the Cubs topped the Nationals on Friday afternoon.

Sweeney, hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Cubs lineup, delivered a two-run single off Tanner Roark in the fourth inning to increase the Cubs advantage to 4-1. He has struggled at the plate this season, hitting a mere .209/.245/.242 through his first 99 at-bats.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 10 months ago

Cubs activated OF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list.

Sweeney missed the last six weeks with a strained hamstring. With Emilio Bonifacio (ribs) on the shelf, Sweeney should see plenty of playing time in center field.