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Cubs put OF Ruggiano on DL, make 4 roster moves

Cubs put OF Ruggiano on DL, out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain; 2 pitchers called up
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have put outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list because a strained left hamstring and called up two pitchers from the minors.

The Cubs made the moves before Thursday’s game against Arizona. They promoted left-hander Zac Rosscup and right-hander Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Blake Parker to their top minor league team.

Ruggiano says he has a Grade 2 strain and says the best-case scenario is for a return in three to four weeks. He was injured in the ninth inning Wednesday trying to make a catch in right field.

Ruggiano is hitting .229 with one home run and six RBIs.

Rosscup made one previous appearance this season for the Cubs, pitching 1 2-3 scoreless innings during the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on April 16.

 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez reacts after being called out on strikes during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Dodgers won 8-5. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Updated at 7:53 p.m.

Updated at 6:40 p.m.
 Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Updated on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.
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