Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
5 months ago

Ruggiano opted out of his minor-league deal with the Giants and will become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano struggled in his 63 plate appearances with the Giants this season (.217 average) and was subsequently designated for assignment in early June. The 35-year-old initially accepted his assignment to Triple-A but has ultimately decided to opt out of his deal. He'll look to pick up with another organization if possible.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
6 months ago

Ruggiano was designated for assignment on Friday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the promotion of Austin Slater, the Giants needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, and Ruggiano was the casualty. He hit .217/.238/.333 with a 17:1 K:BB in 60 at-bats prior to the demotion.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
7 months ago

Ruggiano is batting seventh and playing right field Thursday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano sneaks in a start with Christian Arroyo resting against the Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. This year, Ruggiano has typically hit lefties (.308/.357/.308) better than righties (.214/233/.464) in his short 2017 sample size, which just about corresponds to his career trends.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
7 months ago

Ruggiano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano just joined the Giants on May 6, and he's only started four games and made 20 plate appearances since. The 35-year-old veteran has historically been a solid contributor against left-handed pitchers (.276/.341/.527 career slash line), so he'll probably receive some starts against southpaws going forward, but barring a long-term injury to another outfielder, Ruggiano is unlikely to be an everyday player.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
7 months ago

Ruggiano had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants are wasting no time deploying their most recent call-up, as Ruggiano is slated to play left field and bat sixth against the Reds on Saturday. The 35-year-old appeared in just nine major-league games last season, though he managed to collect 8 hits (8-for-24) and swat two homers during the brief stint. He'll offer a strong bat against left-handed pitching for the Giants, though it's unclear how many at-bats he'll see. Drew Stubbs was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Ruggiano.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
9 months ago

Ruggiano (shoulder) is 1-for-15 with one walk and nine strikeouts through seven spring games.

EDGE Analysis

His time with the Mets last season was cut short due to a shoulder injury which ultimately required surgery. The shoulder has not kept him off the field this spring but Ruggiano has gotten off to a slow start at the dish. Meanwhile, Mac Williamson has already hit a pair of homers. The Giants also have Gorkys Hernandez on the roster, so while there's plenty of time left in spring training, Ruggiano is looking like a long shot to break camp with the big club.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
12 months ago

Ruggiano (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano will compete to be a right-handed platoon partner with Jarrett Parker in left field, but will be behind Gorkys Hernandez and Mac Williamson in the pecking order. It is unclear if the contract comes with an invite to spring training. He underwent shoulder surgery in September but is expected to be ready to go for spring training.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
1 year ago

Ruggiano (shoulder) was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Mets on Friday, but elected free agency.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano produced fairly well at the plate, but his season was cut short after he underwent shoulder surgery in mid-September. The 34-year-old can play all three outfield spots and has shown some flashes of excellence at the plate, so he could be a NRI sleeper for any team willing to sign him the fact that he's still recovering from the shoulder issue.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
1 year ago

Ruggiano (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruggiano was acquired by the Mets at the trade deadline but appeared in only three games before sustaining a shoulder injury. He was placed on the DL on August 27 and moved to the 60-day DL a few days later, virtually ending his 2016 season. With surgery now in the rear-view, Ruggiano will turn his attention toward rehabbing in preparation for 2017.

Justin Ruggiano
RF FA
1 year ago

Ruggiano (shoulder) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired reliever Fernando Salas, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move indicates that Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the season due to the discomfort in his left shoulder, ending his brief stint with the Mets this season. The injury-shortened season will likely lead to unfavorable results for the upcoming arbitration season, and there's no guarantee he will earn a spot on the Mets' 25-man roster in 2017.