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Ryan Sweeney | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs activated OF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day disabled list.
Sweeney sat out the final month of the 2014 regular season because of a severe left hamstring strain. The 29-year-old outfielder is due $1.5 million in 2015. Tue, Nov 4, 2014 04:27:00 PM

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

The move was to make room for Ryan Kalish on the 40-man roster. Sweeney's season is officially over with the move.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) is likely done for the season.

Sweeney went on the DL last week with another hamstring injury, and he's just not going to have enough time to get back. He ends the season with a .251/.304/.338 batting line over just 77 contests. Sweeney is under contract for $1.5 million next season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Cubs placed OF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Sweeney, who suffered the injury Tuesday, has now spent time on the disabled list this year with injuries to both hamstrings. He'll be back sometime next month.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney left Tuesday's game versus the Reds with a left hamstring injury.

Sweeney was on the DL earlier this year with a strained right hamstring. The Cubs should provide more on his status later Tuesday.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 08:47:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 08:00:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 07:22:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 03:58:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 03:48:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 04:30:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 17, 2014 11:37:00 AM

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.
Sun, May 4, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Cubs placed OF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury.

Sweeney sustained the injury during Friday's game against the Cardinals. There's still no word yet on the severity of the injury or a potential timetable for his return. Chris Coghlan was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday and will provide additional depth in the outfield while Sweeney is sidelined. Junior Lake should also see increased playing time.
Sat, May 3, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Ryan Sweeney went for an MRI on his right hamstring after being removed from Friday's game against the Cardinals.

The teams still hasn't provided an update on the severity of the injury, but it seems likely that he's heading for a trip on the disabled list. Junior Lake figures to see increased time in the outfield while Sweeney is sidelined.
Fri, May 2, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney left Friday's game against the Cardinals with a right hamstring strain.

Sweeney was able to make a nice running catch in the eighth inning even after pulling up. He walked gingerly off the field and is almost surely headed to the disabled list.
Fri, May 2, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3Chris Valaika
3B1Tommy La Stella
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
3Mike Baxter
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Brian Schlitter
7Phil Coke
8Edwin Jackson
9Zach Rosscup
10Drake Britton
11Anthony Carter
12Jorge De Leon
13Daniel Bard