Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 2 months ago

Ruggiano signed a one-year, $1.65 million deal with the Rangers on Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 3 months ago

Ruggiano elected free agency Friday, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.

Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 3 months ago

Ruggiano was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday.

Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Ruggiano went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a steal and a run scored in a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh on Friday.

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Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Ruggiano went 1-for-4 with a triple in a 2-0 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

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Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Ruggiano went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in a 12-4 loss to Arizona on Friday.

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Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Ruggiano will start in left field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Angels.

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Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Ruggiano cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

Ruggiano's specialty is supposed to be hitting lefties, but he was hitting just .214 before getting designated for assignment. He could be back up later this season if the Mariners have need of an outfielder, but his fantasy value is at an all-time low.

Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Ruggiano was designated for assignment Thursday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With Mark Trumbo acquired in a trade that sent Welington Castillo to Arizona on Wednesday, the Mariners needed to replace Ruggiano with a backup catcher, Jesus Sucre. Ruggiano hasn't provided much at the plate this season, owning a .214/.321/.357 slash line through 70 at-bats. He does have a strong record against southpaws, and could thus draw some interest on waivers.

Justin Ruggiano OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Ruggiano could be released when the Mariners need to add an extra reliever to their six-man bullpen, possibly as soon as this weekend.

The Mariners, who sometimes used an eight-man bullpen last season, likely will need another relief arm soon. Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks, neither of whom is hitting higher than .200, are redundant as right-handed backup outfielders. Dustin Ackley is also terrible at the plate, but his status as the 2009 second overall pick likely gives him a pass. The M's could also demote Chris Taylor and move Brad Miller back to shortstop.