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Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets Sunday breather
Ruiz is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Phillies, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Ruiz went just 1-for-8 in the first two games against Philadelphia over the weekend, but his spot on the bench is about maintenance and not related to performance. The switch-hitting backstop takes a seat with Riley Adams starting behind the plate and hitting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Power surge to close out May
Ruiz went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.
The switch-hitting catcher has seven homers on the season, but four of them have come in his last 10 games -- a stretch in which he's batting .294 (10-for-34) with 10 RBI. Ruiz has flashed power in the minors, launching 24 homers over 101 games between Triple-A and MLB in 2021, and while the 24-year-old's heavy workload could weigh on him as the summer progresses, he could also be poised for a big second half.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Launches fifth homer
Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Ruiz has gone 7-for-30 (.233) with two homers and seven RBI over his last nine games. The catcher continues to handle a starting role, though his season numbers are a bit lackluster. He's batting .225 with a .649 OPS, five homers, 20 RBI, 14 runs scored and seven doubles over 46 contests.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets rest day Sunday
Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Royals.
Ruiz will retreat to the bench after going 1-for-8 with an RBI and a run scored over the first two games of the series with Kansas City. Riley Adams will get the start behind the plate and hit ninth Sunday while Ruiz rests.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Sitting out Thursday
Ruiz is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres.
It's a late-afternoon start in Washington following a night game Wednesday in which Ruiz went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, so the 24-year-old will receive some rest. Riley Adams will catch and bat eighth Thursday versus the Padres and lefty Blake Snell.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Sitting against Tigers
Ruiz is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's tilt against the Tigers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Ruiz will get a day of rest with Riley Adams hitting ninth and starting behind the plate. In the month of May, Ruiz has hit .167/.227/.317 with a pair of homers and eight RBI over 60 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Clubs fourth homer
Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Tigers.
The catcher took Mason Englert deep in the seventh inning for his fourth long ball of the season, helping make the final score respectable after the Nationals had fallen into an 8-0 hole. Ruiz has had trouble building any momentum at the plate, slashing just .158/.222/.316 through 15 games in May, and it's possible the 24-year-old is already wearing down under a heavy workload -- only four other backstops in the league (Adley Rutschman, Willson Contreras, Salvador Perez and Tyler Stephenson) have more plate appearances in 2023 than Ruiz, but all four have seen more time at DH than he has.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Takes seat Sunday
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's regularly scheduled game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz played out the final five-plus frames of Saturday's suspended game and finished 2-for-4 with a double, and it's not a surprise he's out of the starting nine for Sunday's full contest. Riley Adams will step in behind the plate, batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets rest Wednesday
Ruiz is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Giants, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Ruiz will sit out the series finale after going 2-for-8 with a walk over the first two games against San Francisco. Riley Adams will be the starting backstop for Wednesday's contest and hit ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Knocks in three runs
Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three total RBI in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Ruiz put Washington on the scoreboard with a two-run double in the fourth inning, then kicked off an eventful ninth with a 431-foot solo shot to right field. The three RBI were a season high for the backstop, who had not knocked in any runs over his previous eight contests coming into Saturday. Ruiz notched his eighth multi-hit game of the campaign and raised his slash line to .248/.311/.376 through 119 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Sitting out early game
Ruiz is not in the lineup for the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pirates.
Riley Adams will catch and bat eighth versus the Pirates and left-hander Rich Hill. Ruiz should be back in there for the later game against right-hander Vince Velasquez.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Swats solo homer
Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Mets.
Ruiz flashed some power Tuesday, swatting his second home run of the season off Jose Butto in the second inning. Ruiz has an impressive .288/.350/.425 slash line through 80 plate appearances, but his fantasy value is somewhat capped by the Nationals' offensive woes and Ruiz's typically modest power.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Resting Saturday
Ruiz will sit Saturday against the Twins.
Ruiz has handled a very heavy workload behind the plate this season, starting 17 of the team's first 19 games. Riley Adams will get the nod in Game 20.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Moves up to two spot
Ruiz has been moved up to the two spot in the Nationals' lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Ruiz and Dominic Smith are flip-flopping lineup spots, with Smith dropping down to sixth. The move seems less about what Ruiz (.689 OPS) has done and more about Smith's (.550 OPS) struggles as the Nats look for a spark.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Three hits in loss
Ruiz went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
The catcher accounted for half of the Nationals' six hits on the night, with none of his teammates collecting more than one. Ruiz has seen a heavy workload so far, starting 16 of Washington's 18 games, and while he's produced a respectable .262/.328/.361 slash line, he's managed only one homer, two runs and five RBI due in large part to the anemic lineup around him.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Pops first homer of 2023
Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-1 loss to Atlanta.
The catcher took Kirby Yates deep in the ninth inning to ruin Atlanta's combined shutout bid, but it was about the only bright spot on the afternoon for the Nats. Ruiz is off to a good start at the plate, going 4-for-8 with a double and a homer through Washington's first two games. Even if the 24-year-old switch hitter has a breakout campaign, the feeble lineup around him dampens his fantasy potential.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 227 lbs|
|Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|