Marlins send Justin Ruggiano to Cubs for Brian Bogusevic

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Justin Ruggiano had better get used to the ivy out there. (USATSI)
Justin Ruggiano had better get used to the ivy out there. (USATSI)

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On Thursday, the Cubs send outfielder Brian Bogusevic to the Marlins in exchange for outfielder Justin Ruggiano. The Cubs announced the move on Twitter.

Bogusevic, 29, is a career .236/.313/.370 hitter (86 OPS+) with 17 home runs in 773 career plate appearances in the majors. He's capable of manning all three outfield positions, though he's a bit of a stretch in center.

As for Ruggiano, age 31, he owns a career slash line of .251/.315/.432 (102 OPS+), and he's also capable of manning center and the corners. This offseason, Ruggiano is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time.

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