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Cubs place Justin Ruggiano on 15-day DL; recall Rosscup, Ramirez

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Updated: April 24, 2014 4:01PM

The Cubs placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.

Ruggiano suffered the injury sliding for a ball in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 7-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Ruggiano said he felt the hamstring pull two or three steps before he began to slide near the right-field bullpen mounds. He said the mound was not an issue.

Ruggiano said he hopes to be back in three to four weeks.

The Cubs also optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Parker to Iowa and recalled lefty Zac Rosscup and righty Neil Ramirez

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