Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Ruiz had recently fell out of favor at third base after going just 3-for-35 (.086) in 17 games this month, so the Braves decided to send him back to Gwinnett for some more seasoning. Jace Peterson was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move, Johan Camargo should continue to see the bulk of starts at third base until Freddie Freeman (wrist) returns from the disabled list.
Ruiz is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
Ruiz will take a seat for the fourth time in the last five games as Johan Camargo draws another start at the hot corner in his stead. Camargo has seven hits over his last four games (.538), so it seems the Braves will continue to ride out his hot steak at the plate.
Ruiz is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.
Ruiz is just 3-for-31 (.097) in June, so he'll head to the bench for the third time in four contests as the hot-hitting Johan Camargo draws another start at the hot corner in his place. Ruiz will need to up his .184 average if he wants to keep a hold on the starting job at third base while Adonis Garcia (finger) remains sidelined.
Ruiz is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.
It comes as no surprise that Ruiz isn't starting given that lefty Jeff Locke is taking the hill for Miami, although this does mark the second game in a row that the young third baseman will watch from the bench. This may be a result of his 3-for-27 slump at the plate over the past 14 games, although there's a good chance he gets more chances to play after this extended rest. Johan Camargo will man the hot corner in his stead Saturday.
Ruiz is not in Friday's lineup against the Marlins.
He has started the last three games and notched a double and a home run over that stretch, but he has also struck out six times in 13 at-bats. Johan Camargo will start at third base and hit eighth in his stead.
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