Ruiz will leave camp in mid-March to play for Panama as they try to qualify for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Ruiz will miss a few Grapefruit League games, but his roster spot is secure. Panama's first game is March 17 against France. They will play again March 18 and then March 20 if they make it to the championship of the double-elimination tournament.

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