• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs release Ryan Sweeney

    The Cubs have released outfielder Ryan Sweeney. Sweeny was designated for assignment after failing to win a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. The nine-year veteran has hit .276/.333/.380 in 2,118 career at-bats.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jonathan Herrera, Matt Szczur make Cubs Opening Day roster

    The Cubs selected the contract of infielder Jonathan Herrera Sunday, awarding him a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. Matt Szczur has also made the team as a reserve outfielder. Herrera hit .293/.341/.317 in 41 spring at-bats to earn a roster spot. Szczur hit .354/.426/.792 with five home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 48 spring at-bats. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a 40-man roster spot for Herrera.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Kalish back in the majors

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Kalish has been called up Wednesday. Kalish is available for Wednesday's game. With Ryan Sweeney out for the rest of the season, the team will use Kalish off the bench. Kalish hit .242 in 91 at-bats in the majors this season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney out for the year

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney is out for the season, according to WSCR Chicago. Sweeney has been sidelined since late August with a hamstring injury. General manager Jed Hoyer said he believes Sweeney is out for the rest of the year due to the issue. The club placed Sweeney on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, making the move official.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney hits the disabled list Wednesday

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has been placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Sweeney left Tuesday's game due to a hamstring issue. The injury will keep him out for at least two weeks, as the team placed Sweeney on the DL Wednesday. Sweeney is hitting .251 over 207 at-bats.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney exits game with hamstring injury

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney was removed from Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Sweeney was retired in his only at-bat before coming out of the game. He has hit .251/.304/.338 in 207 at-bats.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney deposits one into stands, plates four runs vs. Cards

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney launched his second home run of the season and plated four runs in a win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon.Sweeney took Joe Kelly deep in the second inning for a game-tying three-run home run. He also slapped a run-scoring single in the following frame. He finished 2 for 4 with one run scored and four RBI in a 7-6 victory. He owns a .221/.264/.302 slash line with 15 RBI in 149 at-bats.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney hits rare home run

    Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, in a 4-2 loss to the Reds. Sweeney went 2 for 5 in the game, including a solo home run in the sixth inning to cut the score to one run. He also struck out twice in the loss, while raising his batting line for the season to .220/.260/.285.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Sweeney, Justin Ruggiano key Cubs win

    The Cubs received tremendous production from their first two hitters Friday in a defeat of Washington - and both of them roamed the outfield. Leadoff hitter Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano, who batted behind him, combined for five hits and five runs. The latter slugged a solo homer in the third and run-scoring single in the ninth. Ruggiano has been on a tear with 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats and has blasted off in successive games.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Cubs activate Ryan Sweeney, place Emilio Bonifacio on DL

    The Cubs activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day DL with right rib cage inflammation, the team announced.