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Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney continue rehab for Chicago Cubs in Mesa


The Chicago Cubs two injured outfielders, Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney are currently at the Cubs’ complex in Mesa, Arizona for rehab.

Ruggiano, who has been out since April 23 with a strained left hamstring, is expected take part in a Minor League rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Iowa. He left that game after feeling a “pop” in his hamstring chasing down a fly ball. In his 14 games before the injury he was batting .229 with one home run and six RBIs.

Sweeney, who hit the disabled list on May 3 with a strained right hamstring, has apparently taken a “step back” in his rehab, said Cubs manager Rick Renteria.

“He just probably felt it a little lightly,” Renteria said. “He’s been doing great.” h/t Carrie Muskat, MLB.com

However, Renteria did not believe Sweeney had re-aggravated the injury seriously. He was batting .200 with six RBI’s before injuring the hamstring.

There’s currently no timetable for a return on either outfielder. The Cubs entered this season heavy in the outfield, which has paid off as they have been able to rotate player to accommodate for injury, as well as some cold spells from Nate Schierholtz and Junior Lake.

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