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Randy Ruiz | First Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Yankees signed 1B Randy Ruiz to a minor league contract.
Ruiz, 35, was batting .370 with six homers and a 1.020 OPS in 37 games this season while playing in the Mexican League. He'll serve as organizational depth in Triple-A. Mon, Jun 17, 2013 05:05:00 PM

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White Sox signed INF Randy Ruiz to a minor league contract.

Ruiz spent the majority of last season with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, but requested his release in June and finished out the year in Japan's Central League. The 35-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and is strictly organizational depth.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Diamondbacks released INF Randy Ruiz.

Ruiz is reportedly going to explore offers from Japanese clubs. He was batting .331/.395/.624 with 14 homers and 53 RBI in 49 games for the Snakes' Triple-A affiliate.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 11:37:00 AM

Diamondbacks signed 1B Randy Ruiz to a minor league contract.

Ruiz has spent the past two seasons with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. The 34-year-old has had brief stints in the majors with the Blue Jays and Twins and is likely to serve as minor league depth.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 01:36:00 PM

Blue Jays released 1B-DH Randy Ruiz.

Ruiz has signed a contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. After impressing as a late-season call-up in '09, the 32-year-old batted .150/.150/.275 with one home run and one RBI in 40 at-bats with the Blue Jays this season.
Wed, May 19, 2010 02:35:00 PM

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said Randy Ruiz will see more playing time.

"I'm just trying to get Ruiz in there once in a while," Gaston said. "I'm going to do my best to try to get him in a couple days a week, if I can. We'll see what happens." This proclamation may have come sooner, but Ruiz missed six days earlier this month while away from the club tending to a personal issue. Although he is hitting only .167 this year, Ruiz hit .313, with 10 homers and 17 RBI in 33 games with Toronto in 2009. Lyle Overbay, meanwhile, is hitting .179 and might lose some at-bats to Ruiz, according to Gaston.
Sun, May 9, 2010 04:31:00 PM

Randy Ruiz returned to action on Friday and went 2-for-3 against the White Sox.

Before Adam Lind replaced him as the DH and struck out in all three of his at-bats. Ruiz hadn't played in six days because of a personal issue that had him away from the Jays.
Sat, May 8, 2010 02:49:00 AM

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston revealed Wednesday that Randy Ruiz has been unavailable for the last few games due to a personal issue.

The Jays don't appear ready to reveal any further information, which is, of course, their prerogative. "We were actually playing a man short," Gaston said after Wednesday's game. "It's just some personal things." Ruiz is expected to be available Thursday against the White Sox.
Wed, May 5, 2010 05:52:00 PM

Still hot, Randy Ruiz went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk in Monday's loss.

The homer accounted for both Jays runs in the game. Ruiz is batting .405/.450/.622 in 37 at-bats, so he's pretty much clinched his spot on Toronto's roster. Unfortunately for him, Travis Snider is also playing well of late, suggesting that Ruiz will likely be used mostly against lefties initially.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 04:49:00 PM

Randy Ruiz went 2-for-3 and hit a grand slam off Jeremy Bonderman in the Blue Jays' 8-5 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Even though he had a 1019 OPS in 115 at-bats last season, Ruiz is in a competition to keep his spot on the Jays roster. He'll probably make the team and start at first base and DH against lefties, but if he's going to have any fantasy value, he'll need manager Cito Gaston to play Adam Lind in the outfield against some righties.
Sun, Mar 7, 2010 04:16:00 PM

Alex Anthopoulos said Randy Ruiz and Brian Dopirak are competing against one another for a spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

Neither can do much in the field, so Cito Gaston will have to pick one. Judging by reports about Ruiz, who arrived at camp noticeably slimmer, he's determined to make the team. Ruiz, 32, batted .313/.385/.635 with 10 homers and 17 RBI in just 115 at-bats towards the end of last season, squashing the notion that he couldn't handle major league pitching. Even with part-time at-bats, he has enough pop to be a deep sleeper in AL-only leagues.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 03:48:00 PM

Randy Ruiz was 4-for-6 with two homers and four runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old career minor leaguer makes for a nice story. He has nine homers over 104 at-bats since his promotion in August. With a .298/.368/.606 line, Ruiz has proved that he can handle major league pitching.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 10:03:00 PM

Randy Ruiz returned to the Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday, two days after being hit in the cheek with a pitch.

The 31-year-old career minor leaguer is batting .296/.398/.563 in 71 at-bats since his promotion to the bigs. "Everybody compared to me to Muhammad Ali because I have the chubby cheeks and the curly hair," he joked Tuesday. "There's a comparison but I really never boxed professionally. Maybe I should take it up the sport in the offseason and see what happens."
Tue, Sep 8, 2009 08:01:00 PM

Randy Ruiz was forced from Sunday's game after taking a pitch to the cheek.

Ruiz was able to leave the field under his own power, but suffered a nasty cut and probably won't be available for the next few days. The 31-year-old has hit .296/.398/.563 in 71 at-bats since his promotion.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:41:00 AM

Randy Ruiz hit a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.

Ruiz now has six home runs in just 68 at-bats. In fact, he almost had another one in the second inning, but the original call was overturned via a video replay. The 31-year-old career minor-leaguer is batting .294/.392/.574 thus far. It's a nice story, but the Jays would be silly to give him too many at-bats.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 05:06:00 PM

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2B1Yoan Moncada
SS1Tim Anderson
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