Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 9 Days

Ruggiano was traded to the Mariners on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Ruggiano was the fourth man in the Cubs' outfield, but has been moved to the Mariners, where he could compete for a spot in right field. The 32-year-old hit .281/.337/.429 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 2014 with the Cubs.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 2 Months

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

An ankle injury forced Ruggiano out of action in mid-to-late August and ultimately ended his season, and he also battled hamstring and groin issues throughout the year, but the 32-year-old posted a respectable .281/.337/.429 batting line in his 81 games in 2014. That said, he'll likely have a hard time earning a starting role in spring training, as Chris Coghlan, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler looked pretty well locked in, but Ruggiano figures to break camp as the team's top reserve outfielder.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Ruggiano's move to the 60-day DL comes as no surprise. He won't play again this season and the move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the plethora of call-ups the Cubs announced Tueday.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano (ankle) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his left ankle Friday and is out for the year, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ruggiano must have received bad news from the specialist he visited Friday, and will now miss the remainder of the season. Jorge Soler was called up to replace him on the roster, and with Ruggiano's contract finished at the end of the season, his future with the Cubs is questionable.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano (ankle) will visit a specialist, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

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

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.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano (ankle) remains out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

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.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to left ankle soreness.

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.

Justin Ruggiano OF SEA 4 Months

Ruggiano is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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.