|Oct. 8 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET21:20 ET1:20 GMT9:20 CST6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST8:50 PM VEN5:20 UAE (+1)8:20 PM CT-Sweeney is staying with the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a $3.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2016. The outfielder posted Tuesday on Twitter that he's "so excited to be back in Chicago" and thanked the organization and fans for believing in him.
Analysis: A person familiar with the situation says Sweeney is due $1.5 million in 2014 and 2015, with the Cubs holding a $2.5 million option for 2016 with a $500,000 buyout. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Sweeney batted .266 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 70 games this season. He spent time on the 60-day disabled list because of a broken rib after he crashed into a wall in late June.
|June 30 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 CST12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Sweeney (broken rib) was placed on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday.
Analysis: He was added to the roster on Sept. 1.
|June 24 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 CST1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run homer, and the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 14-6 on Sunday.
Analysis: Sweeney is batting .385 in 20 home games.
|June 19 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET15:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 CST12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST3:00 PM VEN23:30 UAE2:30 PM CT-Sweeney hit a first-inning homer off Adam Wainwright and went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in a 4-2 win over St. Louis on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sweeney had been just 2 for 15 with two doubles over his prior four contests.
|May 6 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 CST1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-The Cubs have added outfielder Ryan Sweeney and reliever Rafael Dolis from Triple-A before their game against the Texas Rangers. To make room for them Monday, Chicago designated reliever Kameron Loe for assignment and optioned outfielder Dave Sappelt to its affiliate in Iowa.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Sweeney has spent time in the majors with the White Sox, Red Sox and Athletics. In 23 games this season at Iowa, Sweeney was hitting .337 with six home runs and 16 RBIs.