LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Chicago Cubs obtained the right-handed outfield bat they needed, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Miami Marlins for lefty swinging Brian Bogusevic.
The deal was announced at baseball's winter meetings Thursday.
Ruggiano, who turns 32 in April, has played parts of five big league seasons with Tampa Bay (2007-08, 2011) and Miami (2012-13). He hit a career-high 18 homers in 472 at-bats for Miami last year. He's a .251 hitter for his career. In 317 games, he has 37 homers and 109 RBIs.