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Miami,  FL (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Miami Marlins  and Chicago Cubs traded 
outfielders  on  Thursday, as Justin  Ruggiano was sent  to the Cubs and Brian 
Bogusevic was dealt to South Beach. 

Ruggiano,  31,  batted .222 with  18 homers  and 50 RBI  in 128 games with the 
Marlins last season. 

A  career .251  hitter with 37 homers and  109 RBI in 317 games with Miami and 
Tampa  Bay,  Ruggiano has batted .281  with a .365 on-base percentage the last 
two years against left-handed pitching. 

Bogusevic,  29,  appeared in 47 games  with the Cubs last season, batting .273 
with six home runs and 16 RBI. 

In  parts  of four seasons  in the big  leagues, Bogusevic, a 2005 first-round 
pick  by  Houston, owns  a .236 average  with 17  home runs and  62 RBI in 299 
games. 

 
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