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Dodgers OF Justin Ruggiano gets two hits in win Friday
Dodgers outfielder Justin Ruggiano went 2 for 3 with an RBI, a steal and a run scored in a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh on Friday. Ruggiano has been ridiculous since being acquired from the Mariners, as he is hitting .333 with three homers, four doubles, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in seven starts and 11 total appearances. He is also suddenly fantasy relevant, as he bats atop one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball against southpaws.
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Dodgers OF Justin Ruggiano collects triple Wednesday
Dodgers outfielder Justin Ruggiano went 1 for 4 with a triple in a 2-0 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. Ruggiano is just two for his last 11, but he's been ridiculous in a Dodger uniform aside from that. After an 0-for-3 debut, Ruggiano went 8 for 16 over his next seven games with three homers, three doubles, 10 RBI and six runs scored. After not finding a role with the Mariners, Ruggiano will be in the lineup every day against lefties for a much better team in Los Angeles.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Dodgers add RP Joe Wieland, OF Justin Ruggiano to roster
The Dodgers wasted no time placing just-acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano on their roster after trading for him Tuesday. They have also recalled Joe Wieland from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Wieland pitched in just one game for the Dodgers earlier in the year and has a mere 10 appearances in the big leagues since 2012.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Mariners trade Justin Ruggiano to Dodgers
The Dodgers acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners for cash considerations or a player to be named later, the Dodgers announced. Ruggiano was playing in Triple-A after hitting .214 with two home runs in 36 games earlier this season.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Mariners RF Justin Ruggiano placed on outright assignment
Mariners right fielder Justin Ruggiano is headed to Triple-A Tacoma on an outright assignment after he cleared waivers on Saturday, according to The News Tribune. Ruggiano was designated for assignment on June 4. He was hitting .214 with two home runs and three RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano designated for assignment Thursday
The Mariners have designated outfielder Justin Ruggiano for assignment, the team announced on Thursday. Ruggiano seemingly became expendable following Wednesday's acquisition of Mark Trumbo from the Diamondbacks. Ruggiano received 81 plate appearances in 2015, batting .214/.321/.357 with two home runs and three RBI. The move opens up a roster spot for catcher Jesus Sucre who was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday. "Those things are never easy," manager Lloyd McClendon said, per MLB.com. "It was a very difficult decision, but you've got to have a backup catcher and you can only carry 25, so somebody had to go. Obviously there was going to be a tremendous lack of playing time for whoever that guy was. Hopefully this gives him the opportunity to catch on with somebody else."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Mariners' Justin Ruggiano, Mike Zunino back in the lineup Monday
Mariners outfielder Justin Ruggiano and catcher Mike Zunino are back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Rays, the team announced. Ruggiano and Zunino got the day off on Sunday with Welington Castillo and Dustin Ackley drawing starts. Ruggiano is hitting .207 with three RBI in 58 at-bats this season. Zunino is hitting .183 in 120 at-bats this season. The Mariners are currently the underdogs (+115) against Tampa Bay.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Mariners' Justin Ruggiano slugs second homer Wednesday
Mariners center fielder Justin Ruggiano went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Orioles on Wednesday. Ruggiano scored the team's first run of the game on a second-inning double then came back with his two-run blast in the fourth inning. It's the second straight two-hit performance for the outfielder. Ruggiano has hit .235/.328/.431 with two home runs, three RBI and three stolen bases in 51 at-bats.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Mariners make wholesale changes to spark lineup
The slumping Mariners juggled their lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, hoping to find a spark for a team that hasn't lived up to expectations. Willie Bloomquist returns to the starting lineup for the first time in 11 games, hitting second and playing left field, while Justin Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks also draw rare starts in center and DH, respectively. Those moves bump Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller out of the lineup. Ackley has seen his average plummet to .186 this season. Miller has been one of the hottest Seattle hitters, but went 0-for-4 Tuesday to snap a six-game hitting streak.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Nelson Cruz moves to DH for Mariners
Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz gets a day off from the field on Sunday. Cruz will play designated hitter on Sunday. Justin Ruggiano replaced Cruz in right field for his fourth start of the season. Ruggiano will bat second.