C - FA
Carlos Ruiz went 2-for 3, hitting a solo-shot and a double in Seattle's 10-2 drubbing of Oakland on Sunday.
After an 0-for-13 slump over six games, Ruiz has now gone 4-for-7 in his last two games with two home runs and two RBIs. Manager Scott Servais gave the veteran backstop a breather in the ninth inning, allowing catcher Mike Marjama to make his Major League debut. Ruiz playing time is limited (he has appeared in only 46 games this year) and thus he offers little fantasy value other than a cheap play in daily formats.
Carlos Ruiz deposited a Sonny Gray fastball into the Yankee Stadium left field bleachers for a solo homer in Seattle's 6-3 loss Saturday against New York. He also singled, finishing the day 2-4.
The solo shot and single were Ruiz's only hits in August. The seldom used backstop was 0-15 for the month coming into Saturday's affair. Ruiz has appeared in only 45 games this season, logging a .213 AVG, 2 HR and 10 RBI over 108 at-bats. Unfortunately, his fantasy value has been long gone since his glory days in Philadelphia.
Carlos Ruiz had a productive game in his second start, with an RBI double in a 2-4 day at the plate, as well as a walk.
Ruiz is a 38 year-old backup, and not a reliable fantasy option.
Former Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and cash have been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for catcher A.J. Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later.
Carlos Ruiz has similar tools to Ellis and view their leadership style to be very similar. Neither catcher should have much fantasy relevance but Ruiz is worth looking at if you are desperate.
Carlos Ruiz reached base three times in the Phillies 6-3 win over the Rockies on Saturday. Ruiz finished 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. His solid game raised his batting average to .268 for the season.
Ruiz has only appeared in 44 games this season, but has made the most of it. His on-base percentage is impressive, at .381 and has a respectable .750 OPS. Expect Ruiz to continue to see a couple starts per week and isn't a bad backup catcher for teams with extra spots on their roster.