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Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Sent to Triple-A
Ruiz was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The right-hander finished the season in the majors but won't stick on the 40-man roster through the offseason. Ruiz appeared in 14 games out of the bullpen last season and had a 7.11 ERA, 1.95 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB over 19 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Takes first loss Thursday
Ruiz (0-1) was charged with the loss and a blown save Thursday against the Nationals, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one.
Handed a 5-3 lead when he entered in the 10th inning, Ruiz ultimately surrendered a game-winning three-run home run to Joey Meneses after conceding an RBI single to Keibert Ruiz earlier in the frame. It was the latest big-league debacle for the Athletics' rookie reliever, who's now allowed at least three earned runs in three of his first four appearances with Oakland since making his debut Aug. 19.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Back in big leagues
Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Ruiz was sent down by Oakland late last week, but he'll rejoin the Athletics' bullpen following a brief stint in the minors. Over his first three major-league appearances, he's given up seven runs on 15 hits and a walk while striking out nine in six innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Sent down Friday
Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Ruiz spent the last week in Oakland's bullpen but gave up seven runs (five earned) on 14 hits and a walk while striking out nine in six innings over three appearances. The right-hander will head back to the minors after Jared Koenig was recalled by the Athletics on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Contract selected by Oakland
Ruiz had his contract selected by the A's on Friday.
Ruiz has a 4.05 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 38:15 K:BB across 40 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, and he'll now get his first taste of the big leagues. The 28-year-old should operate as a low-leverage reliever.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Sent to minor-league camp
Ruiz was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Ruiz made it to Triple-A in 2018 for the first time in his career, although he didn't have much success. He posted a 6.75 ERA with 10 strikeouts over 13.1 frames (two starts). After being cut from big-league camp, he could begin 2019 with either Double-A Midland or Triple-A Las Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Norge Ruiz: Working back from elbow soreness
Ruiz gave up two runs in six innings in major-league spring training games with six strikeouts. He was eased back into action after finishing the 2017 season with elbow discomfort, OaklandClubhouse reports.
Ruiz was a disappointment last season after the former top prospect in Cuba signed with Oakland. He had a 5.17 ERA with just a 24:12 K:BB ratio in 34.2 innings at High-A despite being much older than most of his competition. Still, it may have taken him awhile to adjust to the U.S. and an injured elbow could have been a factor. He's a prospect to watch to see if he rebounds dramatically in 2018. He'll likely begin the season again at High-A.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs|
|Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|