Results tagged ‘ Brian Bogusevic ’

7/15 Bogusevic hurt

Outfielder Brian Bogusevic had to leave Sunday’s game after he re-aggravated a sore left hamstring. He injured it on July 4 in Oakland, then returned to game action seven days later. The Cubs are already short-handed with David DeJesus (sprained right shoulder), and Ryan Sweeney (fractured ribs). They claimed Cole Gillespie off waivers from the Giants on Saturday, and he played Sunday, becoming the 43rd Cubs player in the first half, a franchise record. The Cubs will have a better idea about Bogusevic’s status on Friday, when they resume play against the Rockies.

– Carrie Muskat

7/9 Injury updates

Brian Bogusevic, sidelined since July 4 with tightness in his left hamstring, could be back in the Cubs lineup in time to face the Cardinals on Thursday.

“He’s pretty close,” Dale Sveum said of Bogusevic, who was batting .290 before he was injured. “It looks like the way things have gone the last couple days, by the Cardinals series on Thursday, he should be ready to play in a game. I think he’s at the point where he can pinch-hit and stay on the bases instead of using a pitcher to pinch-run before.”

Catcher Welington Castillo also was feeling better after being scratched from Monday’s game because he was feeling ill because of dehydration.

David DeJesus, on the disabled list since June 15 with a sprained right shoulder, was making progress, and able to hit in the cage and throw.

“It’s getting there,” DeJesus said Tuesday. “There are some movements that are like, ‘oh,’ [and it reminds me] something happened. I have to keep it tight.”

He’s tinkering with his hitting now.

“We’re trying to find a swing that doesn’t bother it but still not make a whole new swing out there,” he said. “We have to find what works best.”

Scott Baker, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, threw four innings in his fourth simulated game on Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. The next step could be pitching in a Minor League game for the right-hander. If all goes well, Baker could join the Cubs in one month.

– Carrie Muskat

7/6 Cubs lineup

Anthony Rizzo is back in the No. 3 spot in the lineup Saturday for the Cubs’ game against the Pirates.

“Losing [Ryan] Sweeney and [Brian] Bogusevic changes a lot of things,” manager Dale Sveum said. “We had the luxury of people hitting behind people, and
left-handers hitting behind people, and without those two guys in the lineup, it kind of changes things a little bit. We have to get somebody hitting behind Rizzo. [The changes are] more of the cosmetics of the team than anything.”

Bogusevic (hamstring) is still day to day, but improving.

Here’s the lineup:

Borbon CF
Castro SS
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Valbuena 3B
Schierholtz RF
Barney 2B
Castillo C
E. Jackson P

– Carrie Muskat

7/4 Bogusevic out

Cubs outfielder Brian Bogusevic was pulled from Thursday’s game because of tightness in his left hamstring. Bogusevic was starting in center, and played two innings in the field, making one catch in the first. He had one at-bat in the second and struck out swinging.

The Cubs already are short as far as outfielders go. David DeJesus was placed on the disabled list June 14 with a sprained right shoulder, and Ryan Sweeney fractured his left ribs on Saturday in Seattle crashing into the oufield wall.

Julio Borbon took over in center field for Bogusevic in the third.

– Carrie Muskat

6/30 Sweeney has fractured rib

Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has a fractured left rib, suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall at Safeco Field on Saturday, and will not be able to do any baseball activities for four to six weeks. Sweeney was injured after catching Kendrys Morales’ fly ball for the second out in the third inning.

“It’s unfortunate because we started to get things going with the offense and now we lose a big piece of that,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday. “It’s unfortunate for him, too, because he’s trying to get his career going and play everyday. It stinks when those things happen to guys like that who are good players and getting a chance and all of a sudden it’s taken away for a couple of months.”

Sweeney was batting .295, and had taken over in center field after David DeJesus sprained his right shoulder crashing into the outfield wall at Citi Field on June 14.

“The wall is harder now because they put in a new wall,” Sweeney said of Safeco Field. “It felt like a brick wall when I hit it. I grabbed my side because I felt it jolt a little. I feel like I’ve hit that way before and it wasn’t that hard. It must have just hit me in the right spot. I came out of the game and was hoping I maybe bruised it and tried to swing and couldn’t swing.”

X-rays were negative but a CT scan showed the fracture.

“I knew I didn’t feel great, but obviously, you don’t know if a bone is broken,” Sweeney said.

For now, the Cubs will use Brian Bogusevic in center. Sweeney is headed to the disabled list, but no move was made Sunday. After an off day Monday, they will make a roster move prior to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics. The team could add a pitcher, depending on how overworked the bullpen is.

Sweeney was obviously disappointed.
“It’s frustrating,” he said. “Last year, I got a concussion when I was hitting .350. It seems like it comes at the worse time for me. I play hard so it’s not like I was out of control when I hit the wall. It was just a fluke thing.”

– Carrie Muskat

6/27 Cubs lineup

The Cubs and Brewers square off in the rubber game of their three-game series on Thursday at Miller Park. Matt Garza gets the start, and yes, he’s matched up with catcher Dioner Navarro. Brian Bogusevic will make his second straight start in left field for the Cubs. He was 2-for-4 on Wednesday, but on base four times, reaching on an error, walk and two singles. He also stole a base. Dale Sveum has said Alfonso Soriano will be the DH in the Cubs’ upcoming games at AL West ballparks.

Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena 3B
Castro SS
Schierholtz RF
Sweeney CF
Rizzo 1B
Bogusevic LF
Navarro C
Barney 2B
Garza P

* The Cubs will try to win their first series at Miller Park since taking two of three from the Brewers, Sept. 10-12, 2010.

6/26 Extra bases

* Alfonso Soriano did not start Wednesday, and will likely be the Cubs designated hitter when they play six Interleague games in American League West ballparks, starting Friday in Seattle. Brian Bogusevic, called up from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, started in left field Wednesday against the Brewers, and will do so against the Mariners and Athletics, manager Dale Sveum said.

“You want to keep that bat going, and you don’t want him to sit too long,” Sveum said of Bogusevic, who was batting .319 with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 32 RBIs and 16 stolen bases with Iowa.

* The Cubs have yet to sign their first-round pick, third baseman Kris Bryant, but Sveum is eager to see the infielder play as soon as possible. Of course, fans want to know how quick Bryant will be in the Major Leagues.

“You can’t put a timetable on kids like that getting to the big leagues,” Sveum said. “Hopefully, everything goes well and you get those kind of players with that kind of power and leverage in their swing, you want to get them here early but you don’t want to do anything to wreck his development either.”

The Cubs are counting on the young prospects in their system to take the team to a World Championship. That’s a lot of pressure.

“You hope people don’t get too anxious,” Sveum said, “and say, ‘Man, there’s openings here, there’s openings there. Man, I’ve got to do this to get to the big leagues soon.’ You try to do too much and can wreck your own development.”

* Class A Daytona outfielder Jorge Soler was to be examined in Chicago. He’s been sidelined with a sore left shin, injured when he fouled a ball off his leg. Soler went on the seven-day disabled list, which ended on Saturday, and has yet to play. He was to see the Cubs medical staff this week.

– Carrie Muskat

6/21 Minor matters

Thursday’s games

Brian Bogusevic had four hits, including a double, and drove in a run in Iowa’s 6-4 victory over Nashville. Yoanner Negrin gave up four runs over eight innings for the win. Junior Lake and Donnie Murphy each had three hits.

Austin Kirk threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Tennessee’s 3-2 win over Chattanooga. Kirk struck out eight and walked four, giving up one hit. Arismendy Alcantara hit a triple and scored a run.

Javier Baez hit his 15th home run to back Matt Loosen and help Daytona beat Dunedin, 4-0. Loosen threw six scoreless innings, striking out eight. He did not walk a batter. Baez went 2-for-4, and now has 50 RBIs. He’s batting .276 overall.

Oliver Zapata had three hits and two RBIs in Kane County’s 5-3 loss to Quad Cities. Dan Vogelbach had two hits, including a double, and Rock Shoulders reached base four times with two hits and two walks.

Boise’s game against Spokane was postponed because of rain.

5/23 Minor matters

Brian Bogusevic, Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 9-4, to Las Vegas. Bogusevic homered for the third straight game, and was 5-for-11 in his last four games. Casey Coleman pitched a season-high three innings and did not allow a run.

Tennessee had Wednesday off and plays host to Huntsville on Thursday.

Austin Kirk gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Daytona’s 8-4 win over Jupiter. Javier Baez hit a double and drove in a run, and now has hit safely in nine straight games. Dustin Geiger had two hits.

Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBIs in his first game but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 9-2, to Peoria. Almora, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2012, had been slowed since breaking a hamate bone in his left hand in Spring Training. Dan Vogelbach hit a RBI double as well.

– Carrie Muskat

5/22 Minor matters

Brian Bogusevic hit a game-tying solo home run in the seventh and Donnie Murphy hit a walkoff RBI single to lift Iowa to a 2-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday over Las Vegas. In the second game, Barret Loux did not give up a hit over five innings, retiring 12 in a row. Bogusevic delivered a game-winning home run in the sixth to give Iowa a 6-5 victory and complete the sweep.

Chattanooga scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the 11th to beat Tennessee, 5-4. Rubi Silva had two RBIs.

Jorge Soler was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Daytona’s 7-2, 10 inning win over Jupiter. Ben Carhart had three hits, and Javier Baez, Chad Noble and Chadd Krist each had two hits.

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