Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 3 Days

Justin Ruggiano returned to action on Wednesday April 2.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 16 Days

Justin Ruggiano (ankle) is not in the Cubs' Opening day lineup on Monday against the Pirates.

Ruggiano had to be scratched from a couple late-spring Cactus League games due to left ankle soreness, and it is apparently still bothering him. Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field nn Monday afternoon.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 21 Days

Justin Ruggiano (ankle) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup.

Ruggiano was scratched Tuesday due to left ankle soreness and evidently isn't back to 100 percent quite yet. However, there's no indication that he's at risk for missing the start of the season. Consider him day-to-day.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 22 Days

Justin Ruggiano was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup due to left ankle soreness.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Ruggiano will likely split playing time in the Cubs' outfield this season and his speed/power combo could make him a decent play in NL-only leagues.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 1 Month

Justin Ruggiano homered and drove home three runs, powering the Cubs to a 10-8 victory over the Brewers in Cactus League action on Sunday.

The 31-year-old outfielder finished the day 3-for-3 and is now hitting an impressive .583 (7-for-12) with two homers and seven RBI on the spring season. He's likely to hit in the middle of the Cubs lineup, and while his batting average will be a detriment, his nice blend of power and speed should give him significant mixed league value.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 1 Month

Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Ruggiano, the Cubs' new outfielder, drove in a run with a ground-rule double in the first inning. He then hit a two-run home run off of Tommy Milone in the third inning.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 3 Months

Cubs and OF Justin Ruggiano avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Ruggiano requested $2.45 million and was offered $1.6 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month, so the two sides settled for a little under the midpoint. Acquired from the Marlins in December, the 31-year-old figures to serve on the short side of a platoon in Chicago's outfield in 2014.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 3 Months

Justin Ruggiano requested $2.45 million and was offered $1.6 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Aside from a brutal stretch in the middle of the season, the 31-year-old outfielder was fairly productive for the Marlins in 2013. He owns a dazzling combination of power and speed and should be an attractive fantasy option as long as he earns everyday at-bats for the Cubs.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 4 Months

Cubs acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins for OF Brian Bogusevic.

Ruggiano is coming off a down year in which he batted .222/.298/.396 in 128 games, but he hit 15 out of his 18 home runs on the road. The opportunity for playing time should be there with the Cubs and he could rebound in a more hitter-friendly environment.

Justin Ruggiano LF/CF CHC 4 Months

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald hears that the Marlins are about to trade Justin Ruggiano.

No word on where he's headed or what the Marlins will get in return. Ruggiano, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, batted .222/.298/.396 with 18 homers and 15 stolen bases this past season.