The Miami Marlins acquired outfielder Brian Bogusevic in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, sending outfielder Justin Ruggiano to Chicago.
The former Tulane standout signed a minor league contract with the Cubs prior to the 2013 season and entered June with a Pacific Coast League-leading .367 batting average for Iowa, earning a midseason promotion to Chicago, where he batted .273 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 47 games.
Bogusevic was a First Team All-American at Tulane in 2005, when he helped the Green Wave to the best record in school history and a berth in the College World Series by going 13-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 19 starts while hitting .325. He was then selected by the Houston Astros with the 24th overall selection in the 2005 draft.
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