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Justin Ruggiano | Outfielder | #39

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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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Giants released OF Justin Ruggiano.
Ruggiano was pushed off San Francisco's 40-man roster back in early June after batting just .217/.238/.333 across 63 plate appearances and he exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract on Tuesday. The veteran outfielder turned 35 years old in April. Jul 25 - 7:00 PM

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Giants re-signed OF Justin Ruggiano to a minor league contract.

The veteran outfielder had been designated for assignment earlier in the month. Ruggiano hit .217/.238/.333 with two homers, four RBI and a 17/ K/BB ratio in 63 plate appearances with the Giants. He'll continue to function as organizational outfield depth.
Jun 17 - 10:50 AM

Giants designated OF Justin Ruggiano for assignment.

Ruggiano hit just .217/.238/.333 over 19 games for the Giants. Austin Slater is replacing him on the roster.
Jun 2 - 2:30 PM

Justin Ruggiano will bat fifth and play right field Tuesday against the Cubs.

Ruggiano is in the middle of the order with left-hander Jon Lester on the hill for Chicago. The 35-year-old owns an .861 OPS against southpaws in his career and could make for an appealing play in DFS formats.
May 23 - 3:35 PM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Justin Ruggiano from Triple-A Sacramento.

To make room on the active roster, Drew Stubbs was designated for assignment. While Ruggiano has always struggled with making consistent contact, he has a history of crushing left-handed pitching and owns a dynamic blend of power and speed. He could be worth a look in deep NL-only formats.
May 6 - 3:06 PM

Giants signed OF Justin Ruggiano to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 34-year-old appeared in just nine games at the big league level with the Rangers and Mets in 2016, slashing .333/.385/.625 with two homers, seven RBI and a 10/2 K/BB ratio in 26 plate appearances. He'll compete for a reserve outfielder role with the Giants.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:01:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 05:18:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 03:19:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:54:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 04:15:00 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
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 09:01:00 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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 02:00:00 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.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 07:56:00 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.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 04:20:00 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.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 08:12:00 PM

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