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Justin Ruggiano | Outfielder | #1

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 25 (0) / LA
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Justin Ruggiano elects free agency.
He was removed from the Mets' 40-man roster and has decided to look for a gig elsewhere. Ruggiano had shoulder surgery in September. Nov 4 - 5:18 PM

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Justin Ruggiano underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Monday.

Ruggiano was already ruled out for the year after being moved to the 60-day disabled list at the end of August. He ended up appearing in just nine games with the Mets.
Sep 13 - 3:19 PM

Mets transferred OF Justin Ruggiano from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Mets are shuffling Ruggiano to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired reliever Fernando Salas. Ruggiano came down with shoulder discomfort over the weekend and is now done for the season.
Aug 31 - 10:54 PM

Mets placed OF Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder discomfort.

Ruggiano was lifted from Friday's game against the Phillies and evidently the team felt his injury was significant enough to keep him out for at least 15 days. T.J. Rivera, who was sent down on Friday, is headed back to the big leagues. Ruggiano has hit .333 with two homers and seven RBI across 24 at-bats this season.
Aug 27 - 4:15 PM

Justin Ruggiano was forced to leave Friday's game due to left shoulder discomfort.

It's unclear at the moment just how severe the injury is or how much time the outfielder will stand to miss. Add him to the lengthy list of walking wounded that the Mets have been forced to deal with this season.
Source: Mark Simon
Aug 26 - 9:01 PM

Justin Ruggiano crushed a grand slam in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.

Ruggiano was just activated from the disabled list on Thursday after sitting out several weeks due to a strained hamstring. He made sure that his return was a memorable one. Facing off against Madison Bumgarner with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, Ruggiano crushed a bomb to center for the grand slam. It put the Mets up 4-0, but that would be quickly be erased by an ineffective Jacob deGrom, as the Giants scored five runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. While Thursday's dinger was smooth enough for Ruggiano, the veteran outfielder has seen just 10 total at-bats between the Rangers -- who released him near the end of June -- and the Mets. There is no true fantasy relevance here.
Aug 19 - 2:00 AM

Mets activated OF Justin Ruggiano from the 15-day disabled list.

He's back after missing about two weeks with a strained hamstring. Ruggiano will start in center field and bat sixth Thursday against the Giants. Reliever Gabriel Ynoa was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in the corresponding move.
Aug 18 - 7:56 PM

Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list before Thursday night's game against the Giants.

The Mets are finally getting healthy with Ruggiano returning Thursday and Yoenis Cespedes (quad) joining the fold on Friday. Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will also be back at some point this weekend. Ruggiano gives the Mets some outfield depth but he's not a fantasy option.
Aug 18 - 4:20 PM

Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) could be activated off the disabled list this weekend.

This according to Mets assistant general manager John Ricco. A left hamstring strain sidelined Ruggiano at the beginning of August, but he made quick work of his rehab and could rejoin the team after spending just over the minimum on the 15-day disabled list.
Aug 17 - 8:12 PM

Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Ruggiano has been on the disabled list since August 2 because of a left hamstring strain. He was signed to a major league contract in late July but has logged only six at-bats so far with the Mets.
Aug 15 - 3:06 PM

Mets placed OF Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Ruggiano suffered the injury while running out a double-play grounder on Monday. He appeared in three games after being added over the weekend.
Aug 2 - 3:45 PM

Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Ruggiano suffered a mild strain of his left hamstring on Monday and will likely need to miss around a week. The Mets aren't willing to wait for him, so he is expected to go on the DL when Jay Bruce arrives on Tuesday.
Aug 1 - 11:16 PM

Justin Ruggiano was diagnosed with a mild strain of his left hamstring.

Ruggiano suffered the injury while running to first base on a double-play grounder in the third inning on Monday. The Mets can't afford to play short-handed with Yoenis Cespedes (quad) also hurting, so the Justin Ruggiano Era doesn't figure to last long in Queens.
Aug 1 - 8:44 PM

Justin Ruggiano exited Monday's game against the Yankees with an apparent hamstring injury.

Ruggiano pulled up lame while running out a double-play grounder in the bottom of the third inning. Michael Conforto replaced him in left field while Alejandro De Aza moved over to center field.
Aug 1 - 8:06 PM

Mets signed OF Justin Ruggiano.

It's a major league contract and Ruggiano will immediately take the spot of Jose Reyes, who was placed on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. Ruggiano will start in center field and bat seventh Saturday against the Rockies. He'll give the Mets some outfield depth with Juan Lagares (thumb) out and Yoenis Cespedes still feeling the effects of a strained quad.
Jul 30 - 5:45 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
3Ty Kelly
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Michael Conforto
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
3Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Josh Edgin
5Sean Gilmartin
6Gabriel Ynoa
7Josh Smoker
8Erik Goeddel
9Jenrry Mejia