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Ryan Sweeney | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 223
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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 every day, but a majority of his plate appearances should come against right-handed pitching, making him a cheap match-up play in fantasy leagues. Mar 27 - 5:31 PM

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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.
Mar 11 - 12:25 PM

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.
Mar 10 - 11:26 AM

Ryan Sweeney is listed as day-to-day after departing Sunday's Cactus League contest with soreness in his 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.
Mar 9 - 5:54 PM

Ryan Sweeney was forced to leave Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Brewers in the second inning due to an undisclosed injury.

Sweeney walked off the field under his own power with the team trainer. The Cubs should provide an update on his status shortly.
Mar 9 - 4:51 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 04:31:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:19:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:17:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:17:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Cubs placed OF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured rib.

Sweeney suffered the injury Saturday when he crashed into the outfield wall. He's expected to be sidelined for 4-6 week. Julio Borbon and Brian Bogusevic will handle center field while Sweeney and David DeJesus are out. The Cubs will make a corresponding move prior to Tuesday's game.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney left Saturday's game against the Mariners with rib soreness.

Sweeney hurt his ribs when he crashed into the outfield wall in the third inning of Saturday's game. The Cubs say he's day-to-day, so it likely won't require a DL stint. Julio Borbon took his spot in the lineup.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 08:34:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney left Saturday's game after the third inning due to an apparent injury.

The speculation is that Sweeney hurt himself making a catch in the third inning. Julio Borbon took over for him in center field.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 08:26:00 PM

Ryan Sweeney tallied a career-high six RBI in the Cubs' 14-6 rout of the Astros on Sunday afternoon.

Sweeney picked up his first RBI on a second-inning groundout, his second RBI on a third-inning double, his third RBI on a fifth-inning double and the other three RBI on a seventh-inning home run. It was a big 3-for-5 performance from the 28-year-old outfielder, who entered play Sunday with a pedestrian .280/.338/.382 career slash line.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 05:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker