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Mariners acquire outfielder Ruggiano from Cubs

A Mariners trade was looming, and Seattle fans were in a mild frenzy of speculation and excitement. Names like Justin Upton, Ian Desmond, Marlon Byrd, Wil Myers and others were bandied about with hope. But no one mentioned outfielder Justin Ruggiano. On Wednesday morning, the Mariners announced they acquired Ruggiano from the Cubs in exchange for minor league reliever Matt Brazis. "I'm definitely excited to be involved in this trade," Ruggiano said via conference call. "Seattle's lineup stacks up very well, and they have really good pitching. In a way, it was a surprise, but I'm never really shocked by anything anymore." To make room for Ruggiano on the 40-man roster, reliever Logan ...

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