Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
3 weeks ago

Ruiz went 2-for-2 with an RBI single in Thursday's 6-2 Cactus League win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher is now hitting .333 after Thursday's effort, which included a run-scoring single that drove home Ben Gamel in the fourth. Ruiz has built a rock-solid offensive resume over his 10-plus major league seasons, and, although he's slated as Mike Zunino's backup, the plan is for him to receive a greater degree of playing time than that of a typical reserve catcher.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
2 months ago

Ruiz, who came to the Mariners in a Nov. 7 trade with the Dodgers, is slated to potentially receive potentially more playing time than typically afforded to back-ups, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old backstop brings a wealth of experience and a productive bat to the Mariners as starting catcher Mike Zunino's primary backup, having hit .264 with eight doubles, three homers and 15 RBI over 62 games last season with the Phillies and Dodgers. There appear to be no plans to coddle Ruiz in terms of managing his playing time either, with manager Scott Servais emphasizing that they're not looking for Zunino to "play or catch 125 or 130 games." As such, Ruiz could potentially see a similar degree of opportunity as last season, particularly given Servais' lofty view of what he can still bring to the table. "He's been on a World Series team, lot of good teams over in Philadelphia, gets traded for his first time last year over to the Dodgers and really does a nice job with them, helps them in their playoff run.Just the experience level he brings and he can still play, he can still hit, there's no doubt. Not a power guy by any means but handles the bat, controls the strike zone. It's a really nice fit with Mike Zunino."

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
5 months ago

Ruiz was traded to the Mariners in exchange for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz was a solid backup catcher down the stretch after being acquired by the Dodgers, but given the younger options behind the dish (Yasmani Grandal, Austin Barnes), the veteran backstop was deemed expendable. It's unclear how playing time will be distributed between the 37-year-old and incumbents Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre, but either way, Ruiz has an opportunity to appear in the lineup more now that designated hitting is an option to keep his bat in the lineup.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
7 months ago

Ruiz is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

After getting a start on Yasmani Grandal's day off Friday, Ruiz is back to the bench, where he will be more often than not down the home stretch. While neither catcher is hitting the cover off the ball, Ruiz's .200 batting average since mid-August won't move him up the depth chart.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
7 months ago

Ruiz is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz will make his Dodgers debut Friday evening when Los Angeles hosts the Cubs. Ruiz is hitting a respectable .261/.368/.352 for the year, but has gone just 2-for-12 over the last seven days.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
7 months ago

Ruiz was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz had been mostly phased out of a regular role behind the plate in favor of Cameron Rupp, but the veteran has still been somewhat productive when given the chance, with a .261 average and .368 OBP. The Dodgers sent their backup catcher A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia as part of the deal, so Ruiz figures to slot into a similar role behind Yasmani Grandal down the stretch run of the season.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
8 months ago

Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in a 6-5 win over the Padres on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz was making just his 11th start since July 1. He has been fairly productive when given an opportunity, but he is not going to see more than a start or two a week with Cameron Rupp playing well. His playing time could be further reduced next month if the Phillies bring up one of their young catchers for some exposure to major league pitching.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
8 months ago

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz has made just four starts in the month of July, but has hits in each of those games. Manager Pete Mackanin said last month that he was going to cut back a bit on Cameron Rupp's playing time due to issues with his game calling, but that has not materialized. Ruiz is a candidate to be traded this month or perhaps in August should a playoff-bound team need catching depth.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
9 months ago

Ruiz will start Sunday in order to catch for Aaron Nola, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelpia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin is hoping Ruiz can help Nola turn things around after going 0-3 with a 15.83 ERA over his last three starts. If Nola has success it might help Ruiz pick up some additional playing time as he would likely be paired up with Nola moving forward. He has also recently become Jared Eickhoff's personal catcher.

Carlos Ruiz
C SEA
9 months ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and batting sixth for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz will get the start in place of Cameron Rupp, but his lack of consistent playing time makes him a questionable fantasy option. The 37-year-old is hitting .225 with three home runs and seven RBI through 25 games this season.