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Ryan Sweeney | Outfielder

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

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Twins signed OF Ryan Sweeney to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Sweeney did not appear in a game at any level of MLB-affiliated ball in 2015 and he batted just .251/.304/.338 across 226 plate appearances with the Cubs in 2014. The 30-year-old outfielder is nothing more than an organizational depth piece for Minnesota. Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:12:00 PM

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Cubs released OF Ryan Sweeney.

Sweeney was designated for assignment over the weekend after failing to crack the Cubs' Opening Day roster. Chicago will still be responsible for his $1.5 million salary for this season and a $500,000 buyout on an option for 2016.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Cubs designated OF Ryan Sweeney for assignment.

Sweeney couldn't crack the Cubs' crowded, talented outfield this spring. The 30-year-old could draw some interest on waivers from teams in need of outfield depth.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:27:00 PM

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

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