Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 21 Days

Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Thursday against the White Sox.

Sweeney hit his first homer of the spring in the second inning off of Felipe Paulino. Sweeney won't play everyday, but a majority of his plate appearances should come against right-handed pitching, making him a cheap match-up play in fantasy leagues.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 1 Month

Ryan Sweeney (knee) returned to Chicago's lineup Tuesday.

Sweeney left Sunday's Cactus League game with right knee soreness. The 29-year-old outfielder is expected to be a key platoon player in Chicago's outfield after slashing .266/.324/.448 with six homers and 19 RBI in 70 games a season ago. He should intrigue NL-only sleeper-hunting owners.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 1 Month

Ryan Sweeney (knee) believes he'll be able to return to action Tuesday.

Sweeney left Sunday's Cactus League game with right knee soreness. Consider him day-to-day.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 1 Month

Ryan Sweeney is listed as day-to-day after departing Sunday's Cactus League contest with soreness in hie right knee.

The 29-year-old outfielder is expected to see semi-regular playing time in the Cubs outfield this season after slashing .266/.324/.448 with six homers and 19 RBI in 70 games a season ago. He makes for a decent late-round outfielder in deeper NL-only formats.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 6 Months

Cubs re-signed OF Ryan Sweeney to a two-year, $3.5 million contract with a $2.5 million option for 2016.

It's a nice depth-building move for the Cubs, who got a decent .266/.324/.448 batting in 212 plate appearances this summer from Sweeney. The 28-year-old will likely serve as a fourth outfielder next season in Chicago.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Sweeney rejoined the Cubs on Sunday after missing more than two months with a fractured rib. The 28-year-old was off to a solid start prior to the injury and there's not much standing in his way, so he could have some value in NL-only leagues for the final month of the season.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Cubs activated OF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day disabled list.

Sweeney has been sidelined since late June with a fractured rib. Before the injury, his season had gotten off to a nice start, hitting .295/.342/.527 with four homers and 15 RBI in 44 games. He could be worth a look in deeper NL-only leagues depending on how his playing time shakes out.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Ryan Sweeney (rib) went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI on Tuesday in his latest rehab game with the Cubs' rookie league affiliate.

Sweeney, out since late June with a fractured rib, is 2-for-10 with two walks through three rehab games. He's on track to return when rosters expand on September 1.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Ryan Sweeney (rib) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment this coming Saturday.

Sweeney will start out in the rookie-level Arizona League and wind his way through the Cubs' farm system until he is deemed fit for major league games. The Cubs are expecting him back on or around September 1.

Ryan Sweeney LF/CF CHC 10 Months

Cubs transferred OF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Sweeney fractured his rib Saturday when he crashed into the outfield wall. He won't be eligible to return until the end of August.