SEATTLE (AP) — Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the disabled list after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall.
Chicago made the announcement Sunday, a day after he was hurt, and said Sweeney will be held out of baseball activities for four-to-six weeks.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
Sweeney is hitting .295 with four home runs and 15 RBIs since he came up from Triple-A Iowa on May 6.
Chicago is off Monday and are expected to put Sweeney on the DL before Tuesday’s game at Oakland.READ MORE: American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations Amid Emergency Blood Shortage
Sweeney was injured in the third inning when he jumped and caught a fly ball by Kendrys Morales.
“It’s unfortunate. We kind of started to seem to get things going a little bit with the offense, and now we lose a big piece of that,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “It’s unfortunate for him, too. He’s trying to get his career going and getting a chance to play every day. It stinks when those things happen to guys like that who are really good players and getting a chance, and all of a sudden it’s taken away for a couple of months.”MORE NEWS: Suspect Tries To Break Into ATM In Portage Park Using Blow Torch
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