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20 Justin Ruggiano RF
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 4/12/1982 | Birthplace: Austin, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Texas A&M | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $494,500 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 266.19
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Justin Ruggiano moved to 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Cubs moved outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, just a few days after he underwent season-ending ankle surgery in recent days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster.

Ruggiano finished the season hitting .281/.337/.429 in 224 at-bats, with six home runs and 28 RBI as a part-time player. 


Justin Ruggiano out after season-ending ankle surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will miss the rest of the year due to season-ending ankle surgery, according to the  Chicago Tribune

Ruggiano has been sidelined since August 22 due to the issue. He met with a specialist recently, and surgery was recommended. 


Justin Ruggiano set to see specialist


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will visit with a specialist to determine the exact nature of the ankle injury that landed him on the disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Ruggiano had been out for nearly a week before the team opted to put him on the DL, and at this point no timetable for a potential return is known.  


Justin Ruggiano placed on disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

Ruggiano has been sidelined since August 23 due to an ankle injury. He's hitting .281/.337/.429 over 224 at-bats. 


Justin Ruggiano still sidelined with ankle issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is out of the starting lineup yet again Tuesday against the Reds, as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. He has not played since Friday, as he was scratched from Saturday's lineup as a result of the injury.

Ruggiano remains day to day at this point. 


Justin Ruggiano remains out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's lineup with an ankle issue, and it appears he still isn't fully healed. He has hit .281/.337/.429 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 224 at-bats.


Justin Ruggiano sidelined with ankle ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been scratched from the Saturday lineup against the Orioles with left ankle soreness.

Ruggiano has hit safely in the last six games in which he has started.


Justin Ruggiano knocks fifth home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Mets Saturday.

Ruggiano's home run came with his team down six runs, and the offense wouldn't manage to close gap by much more than that. It was his first home run since early July, and the outfielder now owns a .279/.335/.419 line with five home runs and 26 RBI in 215 at-bats.


Justin Ruggiano returns to action Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano returned to the starting lineup Thursday.

Ruggiano missed Wednesday's game due to groin soreness, but it wasn't a big deal. He returned to the starting lineup Thursday and finished 1 for 4, with a run scored. Ruggiano is hitting .282 over 206 at-bats.


Justin Ruggiano dealing with groin soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game as he deals with some soreness in his groin, MLB.com reports.

Ruggiano is available to pinch-hit despite the minor injury. He was removed from Tuesday's game after seven innings with the groin issue. Ruggiano has hit .282/.339/.413 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 206 at-bats.


Cubs expected to keep Justin Ruggiano, Chris Coghlan


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Cubs are expected to keep Justin Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The team has received offers for Ruggiano, but have declined those offers. Ruggiano is hitting is hitting .293 over 167 at-bats. Coghlan is hitting .273 over 176 at-bats. 


Justin Ruggiano ready to roll again Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Cubs right fielder Justin Ruggiano has returned to the lineup after missing five games with a groin injury. He is set to start Monday against Colorado.

Ruggiano hopes to hit better than he did before going down. He was hitless in four of his last seven games in which he had a plate appearance.


Justin Ruggiano misses fifth straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was sidelined a fifth straight game Sunday against the Cardinals due to a groin injury. He is batting .382 with two home runs, eight doubles and 14 RBI in his last 23 games (17 starts).

Justin Ruggiano still out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was unable to return to the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, as he continues to deal with a sore groin. Ruggiano has not started since Tuesday, but appeared in Friday's game as a pinch-hitter.  

Justin Ruggiano remains sidelined by groin issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is out of the lineup again Friday against the Cardinals, as he continues to deal with groin soreness.  

Ruggiano has not played since Tuesday, and continues to receive treatment for the injury> He is day to day at this point. 


Justin Ruggiano dealing with a groin injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is dealing with groin soreness, according to MLB.com.

Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday, and spent Thursday putting in extra work with team trainers. Manager Rick Renteria said Ruggiano was doing better Thursday. Ruggiano is hitting .291/.357/.442 over 165 at-bats. 


Justin Ruggiano settles into rhythm


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been on a nice run offensively since late June, batting .371 with a .405 on-base percentage, .557 slugging percentage and .963 OPS in his last 19 games. Ruggiano explains his recent surge is due to seeing regular playing time.

"In spring training, I had only 35, 40 at-bats, and for me to say I feel comfortable, it usually takes 60 to sometimes even 100 [at-bats]," Ruggiano said, per MLB.com. "The more at-bats, the more comfortable I get, the more pitches I see, the more I can make adjustments. Sometimes you can come out and be hot right out of the gates, sometimes it takes awhile. For me, it's just getting into a rhythm."


Justin Ruggiano walks it off for Cubs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano played the hero Friday against the Braves. 

Ruggiano stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied and a man on second. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Ruggiano swatted a single between third and short, scoring the game-winning run. He was mobbed by his teammates shortly after the winning run scored. Ruggiano also singled earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with no runs scored and two RBI. 


Ryan Sweeney, Justin Ruggiano key Cubs win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) 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.


Justin Ruggiano homers, plates five runs in slugfest vs. Red Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano cranked out three hits and plated five runs in his team's 16-9 win over Boston.

Ruggiano smashed a two-run home run in the opening frame, singled in a run in the sixth and doubled two more in the ninth. He finished 3 for 6 with five RBI. He is hitting .257 with three homers and 15 RBI in 113 at-bats.

Justin Ruggiano activated off 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Monday, per ESPN. Ruggiano hit .143 with one double, three runs and three walks in six games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.

Justin Ruggiano nearing a return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) For the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in late April, Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was able to play in consecutive games Thursday and Friday for Triple-A Iowa. That could prove an important step in his return from the disabled list, as manager Rich Renteria told MLB.com Friday.

"We'll see how he feels tomorrow and re-evaluate the situation," said Renteria. "Back-to-back games is one of the tests."


Justin Ruggiano cranks out two hits in first rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday night for Triple-A Iowa. Ruggiano played the field for six innings before leaving the game in the bottom of the seventh. He singled in the first and sixth innings, respectively, and finished 2 for 3 with a run scored in his first game action.

Justin Ruggiano starting rehab assignment Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will begin a rehab assignment Monday, according to MLB.com.

Ruggiano has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. He's been rehabbing in Arizona, but is ready for minor-league game action. Ruggiano has played in just 14 games this year due to the issue.


Justin Ruggiano slated for rehab assignment soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is slated for a rehab assignment fairly soon, according to MLB.com.

Ruggiano is dealing with a hamstring injury, and has been rehabbing in Arizona. He's getting close to playing games in Triple-A. Ruggiano has played in just 14 games this season due to the injury.