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  1. Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

  2. Cubs place Emilio Bonifacio on the disabled list

    Jun 13, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Emilio Bonifacio injured his rib cage Thursday night and the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list, activating outfielder Ryan Sweeney from DL to take his spot on the roster.

  3. The Cubs finally scored a run for Jeff Samardzija

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs

    The Cubs finally ended their embarrassing stretch of zeroes behind Jeff Samardzija.

  4. 2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:03 AM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is the wait almost over? It has been 105 long years since the north…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. Marlins trade Justin Ruggiano to Cubs for Brian Bogusevic

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Justin Ruggiano

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Ruggiano was pushed into extended action for the Marlins this year and struggled, hitting just .222 with a .694 OPS in 128 games, but if limited to a part-time role he’s capable of…

  7. The Cubs sign Ryan Sweeney to a two-year deal

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:34 PM EST

    ryan sweeney getty

    Why wait until the offseason to sign dudes? The Chicago #Cubs sign Ryan Sweeney to a two year, $3.5 million deal — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 8, 2013   Sweeney hit .266/.324/.448 with six homers and 19 RBI in 212 plate appearances this season. The Cubs had signed him to a minor league deal and…

  8. Ryan Sweeney diagnosed with fracture in left rib cage

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    ryan sweeney sliding getty

    From MLB.com beat reporter Carrie Muskat: Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has a fractured left rib, suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall at Safeco Field on Saturday, and will not be able to do any baseball activities for four to six weeks. Sweeney was injured after catching Kendrys Morales’ fly ball for the second…

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  10. Cubs sign Ryan Sweeney to minor league contract

    Apr 2, 2013, 9:18 PM EST

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    Ryan Sweeney was released by the Red Sox on March 30 after batting just .217 with a .547 OPS across 52 Grapefruit League plate appearances. But it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig. Via Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, the Cubs have signed the 28-year-old outfielder to a minor league contract and…

  11. Jackie Bradley Jr. expected to make Opening Day roster with Red Sox

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:49 PM EST

    Jackie Bradley Jr. AP

    There’s nothing official yet, but after weeks of debate about the pros and cons, it looks like top prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. will break camp with the Red Sox. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Ryan Sweeney was told after tonight’s Grapefruit League game against the Twins that he will not be added…

  12. Red Sox bring back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on minor league contract

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Fresh off the news of Ryan Kalish‘s latest shoulder surgery, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have brought back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on a minor league deal. He’ll also receive an invite to spring training. Sweeney, who turns 28 next month, batted .260/.303/.373 with zero homers, 16 RBI and a .675 OPS…

  13. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  14. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EST

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  15. Report: Jonny Gomes gets $10 million from Red Sox

    Nov 21, 2012, 8:36 PM EST

    Jonny Gomes

    The Cody Ross era in Boston appears over. The Red Sox have agreed to terms with Jonny Gomes on a two-year deal that’s worth $10 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser. The $5 million annual salary is four times more than Gomes has ever earned before. He made $1 million while hitting .262/.377/.491…

  16. Sean Rodriguez latest numbskull to suffer broken hand

    Aug 27, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    Sean Rodriguez

    Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez, who was sent down to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, is sidelined with a fractured right hand after punching a locker in frustration following Sunday’s Bulls game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Definitely the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,”” Rodriguez told Topkin. Rodriguez was involved in an altercation…

  17. Updated: Where would the Red Sox go minus Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett?

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

    Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez

    The deal isn’t yet official, but it looks like Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are all Los Angeles bound in exchange for four minimum-salaried players and  free-agent-to-be James Loney. That would cut $58.25 million in 2013 salaries from Boston’s payroll and leave the Red Sox committed to only four players for…

  18. Ryan Sweeney’s door punching may cost him the season

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Not only did Ryan Sweeney injuring his hand while punching a door last night rule out the Red Sox trading him, it may have cost the outfielder the remainder of the season. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Sweeney is expected to miss eight weeks with a broken left hand, which would mean…

  19. Let’s do it again: Angel Pagan punches something, leaves game

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:46 AM EST

    Angel Pagan

    San Francisco’s Angel Pagan became the second player to leave a game Monday after punching a dugout surface in frustration, joining Boston’s Ryan Sweeney. Pagan was taken out after six innings with the Giants up 4-2 tonight, and he was missed afterwards, as the Mets went on to win a wild one 8-7 in 10…

  20. Boston’s Ryan Sweeney injures hand while punching door

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:29 PM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Just when Boston’s season couldn’t get any stupider… Ryan Sweeney left Monday’s game after punching a door in frustration and will undergo X-rays on his left hand on Tuesday. Sweeney was a trade candidate for the Red Sox, and though no deal was believed close, they were still discussing him with teams, including the Reds,…

  21. Nick Swisher doesn’t understand why A’s fans boo him

    Jul 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    nick swisher and eric chavez

    Nick Swisher was a fan favorite during his four seasons with the A’s and left the team not by choice but because he was traded to the White Sox following the 2007 season. He’s been back to Oakland as an opposing player plenty of times since then, but after being booed by A’s fans last…

  22. The Red Sox is outfield about to get very crowded

    Jul 2, 2012, 6:16 PM EST

    Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald

    Jacoby Ellsbury homered in his rehab game Monday, Carl Crawford is moving his rehab up to Double-A Portland with an eye towards returning right after the All-Star break and Scott Podsednik is rehabbing at Triple-A just awaiting his activation. Ryan Sweeney (toe) will probably be back before the end of the month, too. In the…

  23. Red Sox likely to get Cody Ross back from DL on Tuesday

    Jun 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    Nothing is official yet, but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that “all indications” point to the Red Sox getting outfielder Cody Ross back from the disabled list Tuesday. Ross has been out since mid-May with a fractured left foot and has gone just 1-for-7 on a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A, but…

  24. Red Sox place Ryan Sweeney on DL with foot injury

    Jun 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Ryan Sweeney is the latest Red Sox outfielder to hit the disabled list, joining Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross, and Jason Repko on the shelf after initially playing through a foot injury. Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that Sweeney has an “irritation in the sesamoid bone in his left foot” and rather than letting…

  25. Boston’s banged-up outfield gets Ryan Sweeney back

    May 28, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Ryan Sweeney passed his post-concussion tests and has been activated from the disabled list, giving the Red Sox a much-needed boost for their injury wrecked outfield. Prior to the concussion Sweeney had started 22 times in right field compared to six times in center field, but he’s in today’s lineup as the center fielder with…

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