Carlos Ruiz
C FA
2 months ago

Ruiz slashed .216/.313/.352 with eight doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 145 plate appearances across 54 games in 2017.

EDGE Analysis

The elements of the veteran backstop's slash line were among the lowest of his 12 seasons, but he served his main purpose of providing an occasional off day for Mike Zunino. The Mariners didn't have many designs on Ruiz serving as an offensive force in what had been expected to be sporadic playing time coming into the season. Unsigned heading into the offseason, Ruiz could opt to call it a career in anticipation of what would be his age-39 season.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
3 months ago

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop smacked his third homer of the season off Santiago Casilla, his second in as many starts. Ruiz continues to see sporadic playing time behind Mike Zunino, but he's provided some decent pop with 11 extra-base hits (eight doubles, three homers) in limited opportunities this season.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
4 months ago

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Monday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop's average had dipped as low as .119 as late as May 18, but his production since that point has been much closer to that of his career numbers. Ruiz has slashed .314/.407/.471 with five doubles, a homer, six walks and seven runs in 59 plate appearances across 18 games subsequent to his aforementioned low point and serves as a highly viable option when Mike Zunino requires a day off.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
4 months ago

Ruiz went 3-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher picked it up at the plate in June by producing a .294/.400/.588 line, but Sunday's hits were his first in three July starts. Ruiz had hit under .250 just twice in 13 major-league seasons prior to the 2017 campaign, so it was likely that he'd eventually snap out of his early-season funk, one that saw his average dip as low as .111. The 38-year-old will continue to see periodic starts in Mike Zunino's stead, but the latter's solid play and Ruiz's own advanced age will likely keep his playing time fairly scarce in the second half of the season.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
5 months ago

Ruiz slashed .294/.400/.588 across 17 at-bats in June.

EDGE Analysis

Opportunities are still limited with starting catcher Mike Zunino revitalized and healthy, but Ruiz found success in June after his average sat below the Mendoza line throughout May. The veteran catcher is hitting .209/..316/.343 in only 67 at-bats for the season, and only gets the starting nod every few games to give Zunino an off day.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
5 months ago

Ruiz went smacked a solo home run in his only plate appearance during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz made it back-to-back round trippers for the Mariners in the third when he launched a 422-foot shot to left immediately following fellow backstop Mike Zunino's solo blast. The 38-year-old has provided solid offense throughout his career, although he's found success at the plate hard to come by thus far in a Seattle uniform. Ruiz could be starting to snap out of his funk, however, as he's hit safely in five of his last eight contests overall, raising his average 86 points to .204 over that span in the process.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
6 months ago

Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The three-hit effort was Ruiz's first of the season and only his second multi-hit game of the year in 60 plate appearances. Chooch is hitting just .180 on the season with no home runs and six RBI. He's unlikely to see consistent at-bats as the current backup to Mike Zunino.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
6 months ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Mariners bringing Mike Zunino back from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the week, Ruiz has been stuck on the bench for the previous two games and looks like he'll resume serving in a backup capacity for the time being. It was take another prolonged cold spell from Zunino before Ruiz sees regular at-bats again.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
6 months ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz is off to a disappointing start at the plate this season, hitting just .133 over his first 45 at-bats. He'll head to the bench Sunday with Tuffy Gosewisch drawing the start behind the plate.

Carlos Ruiz
C FA
6 months ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

"Chooch" posted another 0-for in Thursday's contest to lower his season batting average to .119, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Duffy Gosewisch will take over for Ruiz for the evening.