by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) The Cubs recalled outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa on Monday and optioned Dave Sappelt to the same affiliate.
Sweeney batted .337 with six homers and six RBI in 23 games at Triple-A.
Sappelt hit just .178 with one RBI in 45 at-bats in the majors.
Cubs officially promote Ryan Sweeney
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) The Cubs have promoted outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa.
Sweeney signed a minor-league deal early in April, and has been playing well in the minors. In 83 at-bats, Sweeney had a .337 average. Dave Sappelt was optioned to make room for Sweeney.
Ryan Sweeney expected to be promoted
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) It took nearly one month after signing a minor-league deal with the Cubs, but outfielder Ryan Sweeney is expected to be promoted from from Triple-A Iowa prior to Monday's game against the Rangers.
"It's a good feeling," Sweeney told the Des Moines Register. "I put in some hard work down here and hopefully, I'll go up there and transfer it over."
Sweeney hit .337 with six homers and 16 RBI in 83 at-bats since signing a minor-league deal on April 2.
Ryan Sweeney gets minor-league deal from Cubs
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Outfielder Ryan Sweeney signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Tuesday, The Republican reports. The 28-year-old will report to Triple-A Iowa.
Sweeney batted just .217 during spring training before being released by the Red Sox over the weekend.
Red Sox part ways with Ryan Sweeney
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) As expected, the Red Sox released outfielder Ryan Sweeney Saturday after the team declined to purchase his contract earlier this week.
The 28-year-old hit .213/.308/.239 in 52 plate appearances this spring.
Ryan Sweeney asks for release from Red Sox
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013)Ryan Sweeney has asked for his release from the Red Sox, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.
The club declined to purchase Sweeney's contract this week and it doesn't appear there will be a roster spot available for Sweeney with Jackie Bradley in the lead for the final outfield spot.
Sweeney hit just .213/.308/.239 in 52 spring plate appearances, but he won't accept a minor-league assignment from the Red Sox.
Ryan Sweeney's contract not purchased by Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) The Red Sox informed outfielder Ryan Sweeney that they have not purchased his contract, according to the Boston Herald. WEEI reported earlier that Sweeney is not expected to accept a minor-league assignment if he does not make the opening-day roster.
He hit .217/.308/.239 with two RBI in 46 at-bats this spring.
Ryan Sweeney will not accept a minor-league assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney will not accept a minor-league assignment if he doesn’t make the opening day roster, according to WEEI. With the emergence of Jackie Bradley Jr. and the offseason acquisition of Mike Carp, Sweeney’s spot on the roster has been in jeopardy this spring. If Sweeney does not make the roster, he’ll have 24 hours to make his final decision.
Sweeney changes swing
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/22/2013) Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney told WEEI.com on Thursday that he has changed his swing, thanks to advice given to him by Hall of Famer Rod Carew in the offseason. I changed my lower half and how Im getting to balls. I just feel like Im ready to hit every pitch and Im taking good swings and I have a good bat path to the baseball," Sweeney said. "I just feel like I can put better swings on the ball."
Sweeney staying in Boston
(1/25/2013) The Red Sox and outfielder Ryan Sweeney agreed to a minor-league deal on Friday. Sweeney batted .260 with 16 RBI in 204 at-bats with Boston last season.