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Rio Ruiz: Headed to KBO
Ruiz signed with the LG Twins of the KBO on Monday, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.
Ruiz split time between the Orioles and Rockies in 2021, collecting a .168/.243/.272 line across 141 plate appearances. As a result of his poor performance, he was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Oct. 21 and faced an uncertain future in the major leagues. Instead, he'll head to the KBO on a one-year, $1 million deal and could be in line for a versatile role across the infield as well as in left field.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Cast off 40-man roster
Ruiz was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Ruiz was sent to the minors on the final day of the regular season but will now be removed from the 40-man roster. He made 62 appearances with the Orioles and Rockies in 2021 and hit .168 with three homers, 11 runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Sent to minors
The Rockies optioned Ruiz to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
At the big-league level with Baltimore and Colorado this season, Ruiz slashed a dismal .168/.243/.272 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 141 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Recalled by Colorado
Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.
Ruiz was sent down in early August, and he hit .269 with a home run, four doubles, nine runs, five RBI and a stolen base across 13 games during his most recent stint with the minor-league club. He should serve as infield depth in the majors after Alan Trejo was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Returns to minors
The Rockies optioned Ruiz to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Ruiz appeared in five games after being recalled July 27, going 1-for-7 with a walk and three strikeouts. He's hit just .165 in 37 games with Baltimore and Colorado this year, so it remains to be seen whether he'll get any more big-league opportunities in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Recalled by Rockies
Ruiz was recalled by the Rockies on Tuesday.
Ruiz is a career .214/.290/.364 hitter through 285 games at the major-league level, and he was even worse than that in 32 games for the Orioles at the start of this season before getting released. Still, anyone with a regular role who plays half his games at Coors Field is worth a look. Ruiz doesn't have such a role at the moment, so he can likely be ignored by fantasy managers in most formats for now, but deadline deals or injuries to the Rockies' regulars could certainly give him some deep-league appeal. Matt Adams was released in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Rio Ruiz: Finds new home in Colorado
The Rockies claimed Ruiz off waivers from the Orioles on Monday.
Ruiz opened the season as the Orioles' everyday second baseman, but he lost hold of his starting role -- and his spot on the 40-man roster -- after batting .167 with a 28.7 percent strikeout rate over 101 plate appearances. The 27-year-old will move on to a favorable hitting environment in Colorado, but since Ruiz has two minor-league options remaining, he'll report to Triple-A Albuquerque initially. Ruiz will likely find himself behind Ryan McMahon, Brendan Rodgers, Josh Fuentes and Garrett Hampson in the pecking order at either third or second base with his new organization.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Designated for assignment
Ruiz was designated for assignment Tuesday.
Ruiz recorded just four hits in his last 24 at-bats and appeared to have lost his job as an everyday starter in the infield, having played only twice since May 12. Despite homering three times, Ruiz has just six RBI on the season. He yields his roster spot to Stevie Wilkerson, whom the Orioles called up Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Out of Friday's lineup
Ruiz is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Ruiz is 1-for-10 over his past four games and will sit Friday, even with righty Corey Kluber on the mound for New York. Pat Valaika will start at the keystone for Baltimore in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting against southpaw
Ruiz isn't starting Monday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz will be on the bench for the third time in the last five games with left-hander Martin Perez starting for Boston. Pat Valaika will play second base and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting against lefty
Ruiz will not start Friday's game against Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The second baseman has started just one game against a lefty pitcher this season, and that trend continues as he sits while Eduardo Rodriguez starts for the Red Sox. Ruiz has hit three homers this season but has struggled overall at the plate and is no more than a platoon player.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Out against lefty
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The lefty-hitting Ruiz will take a seat Wednesday with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi on the bump for Seattle. Ruiz appears to be locked into a clear strong-side platoon role, with Ramon Urias typically drawing starts at second base against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Scores both Baltimore runs
Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run, a walk and a strikeout as Baltimore fell 5-2 to Seattle on Tuesday.
Ruiz's fifth-inning shot knotted the game 1-1 and he came around to score in the ninth on a Trey Mancini single. His .164 average justifies only occasional playing time, even on an Orioles team without any expectations.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Out again versus southpaw
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Oakland is trotting out another left-handed starting pitcher (Sean Manaea) for the series finale, so the lefty-hitting Ruiz will sit for the second day in a row. Platoon mate Ramon Urias checks in for Ruiz at second base.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting against left-hander
Ruiz isn't starting Saturday's game against Oakland, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz will retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games since southpaw Jesus Luzardo is starting for the Athletics. Ramon Urias will start at second base and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: On bench against southpaw
Ruiz isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are starting left-hander Jordan Montgomery in Thursday's series finale, so Ruiz will get a breather. Pat Valaika will start at second base and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Out against righty
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The lefty-hitting Ruiz has been the Orioles' regular starter at second base versus right-handed pitching this season, but his hold on that job may be tenuous in light of his brutal start to the campaign. He's currently sitting on a .516 OPS on the season, a drop of nearly 200 points from 2020. Even though righty Deivi Garcia is on the hill Monday for New York, Ruiz will take a seat while Ramon Urias gets a turn at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sits against lefty
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
With Oakland bringing another lefty (Jesus Luzardo) to the mound for the series finale, Ruiz will head to the bench for the second time this weekend. Ramon Urias replaces Ruiz at second base.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting against left-hander
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Athletics, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz is on the bench for the second straight contest with lefty Cole Irvin taking the mound for Oakland on Friday. Ramon Urias receives the start at the keystone for Baltimore in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Covina, CA|
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