Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 2 Days

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 4 Days

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 5 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 3 Months

Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday night with Low-A Kane County.

Sweeney has been on the disabled list since May 3 with a strained hamstring. If all goes well, he should be back on the Cubs' active roster by the end of this week.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 3 Months

Ryan Sweeney is expected to start a rehab assignment in the coming week.

He'll begin with Class A Kane County and progress from there. The outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 3 with a right hamstring strain.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 4 Months

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday that Ryan Sweeney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained right hamstring.

The initial timetable called for Sweeney to return in late-May, so though the severity of the setback isn't known, it's unlikely that he'll return until June. The Cubs will continue to play matchups and utilize the outfielders that they have to the best of their abilities.

Ryan Sweeney OF CHC 4 Months

Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

Sweeney has been diagnosed with a "moderate" right hamstring strain, which is actually not as bad as they initially feared. Cubs manager Rick Renteria even indicated that it's possible the outfielder would return in two weeks, though he conceded that the 3-4 week timetable was more realistic.