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Rio Ruiz went 3-for-5 on Thursday against the Red Sox, hitting two doubles and a single. He finished the day with three runs and two RBI in the 13-1 victory.
Ruiz's season has been in line with expectations. He's hitting to a 92 wRC+, spearheaded by some homers, but dragged down by a low average. He continues to be a deep-league play, which won't change next year.
Rio Ruiz went 2-for-4 on Tuesday against the Orioles, hitting an RBI double in the 8-3 defeat against the Red Sox.
Ruiz hit eighth in the order on Tuesday, and his .220 average and .718 OPS doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence for next year. He figures to battle for the third base job next year, and will likely only be relevant in AL-only leagues.
Rio Ruiz went 2-for-4 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, hitting a two-run homer. The Orioles lost, 10-6.
Ruiz's nine homers is what we expected, but it comes at the expense of a .220 average and sub-.300 OBP. He's been a below-average hitter this year, and should only be rostered in deeper leagues.
Rio Ruiz batted eighth on Tuesday against the Mets, and went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. The Orioles won, 11-2.
Ruiz is scorching hot right now, slashing .375/.400/.667 over his last seven games. However, even during this hot streak, he is only slashing .228/.299/.455 in 123 at-bats. He should continue to get regular playing time against righties, even as some other players come off the IL.
Rio Ruiz went 2-for-4 on Sunday against the Yankees, hitting two singles and scoring a run. He also struck out twice in the 5-1 victory.
Ruiz will likely see everyday at-bats with Ryan Mountcastle likely sliding into a corner outfield role on most days. For the season, Ruiz is hitting .218 with seven homers and a .722 OPS.