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2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 1 5.89 39 21 1.65

Top Jose Ruiz News

  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Designated for assignment

    The Diamondbacks designated Ruiz for assignment on Tuesday.

    After giving up three runs over 1.2 innings while serving as Arizona's opener Sunday, Ruiz will be cast off the 40-man roster to clear room for Merrill Kelly (calf) to return from the injured list. The 28-year-old righty holds a 5.89 ERA and 1.65 WHIP through 44.1 innings this season and may be headed to this third different team of 2023.

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  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Struggles as opener

    Ruiz did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits over 1.2 innings against the Reds. He struck out one.

    Ruiz was roughed up by the Reds in his 1.2 innings of work, allowing five total hits including a solo homer to Elly De La Cruz in the first and a two-run shot to Nick Senzel in the second. The outing continued a rough stretch for Ruiz, who's allowed six total runs across his last four appearances (five innings). Through 38 outings (44.1 innings) split between the White Sox and Diamondbacks, Ruiz owns a 5.89 ERA and a 39:21 K:BB.

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  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Draws opener assignment Sunday

    Ruiz will serve as the Diamondbacks' opening pitcher Sunday at Cincinnati, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports.

    Arizona is treating the series finale as a bullpen day, with Ruiz likely only handling the first one or two innings. He's posted a 3.92 ERA and 35:17 K:BB in 39 innings of relief for the Diamondbacks since they acquired him from the White Sox on April 9 in exchange for cash considerations.

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  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Gets call for save

    Ruiz (1-1) was tagged with Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Phillies. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out one over one-plus innings.

    Ruiz entered a save situation in the ninth inning as neither Miguel Castro nor Andrew Chafin were available and retired the first two batters, but he was unable to get out of the inning. Trea Turner's two-run home run sent the game into extras where Ruiz allowed the automatic runner to score without recording an out. It was a tough loss for the Diamondbacks, who squandered a 5-0 lead and did not have their three most trusted relievers following a stretch of heavy usage. Ruiz has a 7.15 ERA with 18 runs, 29 hits and 11 walks allowed over 22.2 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Knocked around Thursday

    Ruiz allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and one walk over one inning in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Giants.

    Ruiz has pitched well for the Diamondbacks since being acquired from the White Sox in early April, posting a 3.00 ERA and a 13:1 K:BB over 12 innings before things went sideways Thursday. Most of his appearances have come in low-leverage situations, but that pattern could change. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo talked to Theo Mackie of the Arizona Republic about the team's recent bullpen struggles, suggesting some of the "negative role" guys, like Ruiz or Kyle Nelson, could be used in a "positive role." Recent blown leads could be attributed to over-work of Lovullo's most trusted arms, namely Miguel Castro, Andrew Chafin and Scott McGough -- all of whom had appeared in 17 of the team's 37 games entering Thursday. That's unlikely to mean Ruiz will be getting save chances, but he could pitch in higher-leverage spots.

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  • Diamondbacks' Jose Ruiz: Dealt to Arizona

    The Diamondbacks acquired Ruiz from the White Sox on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.

    Ruiz was designated for assignment Friday and finds a new home a few days later. The right-hander struggled mightily before being removed from the Chicago's 40-man roster, allowing nine earned runs over 3.2 innings across four relief appearances. The 28-year-old has no minor-league options remaining, so he'll immediately join the Arizona bullpen as a middle-innings option.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Dropped from 40-man roster

    Ruiz was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Ruiz signed a one-year contract with Chicago in January, but he will now either report to Triple-A Charlotte, get claimed by another team or be released outright. The right-hander struggled in four appearances with the White Sox in 2023, giving up nine earned runs over 3.2 innings. In his place, Jesse Scholtens was called up from Charlotte on Friday.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Inks one-year deal

    Ruiz signed a one-year contract with the White Sox on Friday to avoid arbitration, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

    Ruiz put up a 4.60 ERA for the White Sox last season, although he did fan more than a batter per inning. He'll be utilized in a middle relief role in 2023.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Strikes out two, allows hit

    Ruiz allowed one hit while striking out two over one scoreless inning Thursday against the Athletics.

    Ruiz has now pitched five scoreless innings after allowing five runs to the Astros back on Aug 18. Over that span he's allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out six. It's been an up-and-down year for the White Sox reliever, as he opened the season with five holds and a 2.70 ERA through the month of April before surrendering eight runs over 11 innings in May and seeing his ERA jump to 6.55. Ruiz has, however, been very efficient on the road this season, sporting a 1.93 ERA over 23.1 innings while recording 23 strikeouts to just seven walks.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Denied save opportunity

    Ruiz allowed one hit and struck out one across 0.2 innings Sunday to record a hold against Boston.

    Ruiz was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning because Liam Hendriks was unavailable. He allowed a leadoff double but then rebounded to retire the next two batters he faced. Even so, Ruiz was pulled after only seven pitches and Bennett Sousa instead recorded a one-out save. Positively, Ruiz did record his seventh hold of the season, and he has maintained a 2.61 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB across 10.1 innings.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Blows save, takes loss

    Ruiz (1-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out one across two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against Cleveland.

    Ruiz entered in the sixth inning with one out and runners on first and second base. He allowed those two runs to score, and he lost the game in the seventh inning to a walkoff homer by Oscar Mercado. It was the first runs Ruiz had allowed in 10 appearances since Aug. 25.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Yields lone run in loss

    Ruiz (1-2) allowed a run on one hit and one walk with two strikeouts in one inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus Minnesota.

    Ruiz pitched the sixth inning, and he allowed the game's only run on a solo home run by Jorge Polanco. Since the start of July, Ruiz has given up nine runs (seven earned) across 14.2 innings. The 26-year-old has mainly seen a low-leverage relief role with three holds, a 3.57 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 47:18 K:BB through 45.1 innings this year.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Allows homer in return

    Ruiz (knee) allowed two runs on two hits in one inning during Friday's 9-3 loss to Seattle.

    Ruiz hadn't pitched since June 19 due to right knee soreness. In his return, the right-hander allowed a two-run home run to Seattle's Jake Fraley in the sixth inning. Through 29.2 innings this year, Ruiz has a 3.34 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 29:9 K:BB. With just one hold on his stat sheet, the 26-year-old figures to remain in a low-leverage role going forward.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Rides exercise bike

    Ruiz (knee) was seen riding an exercise bike Sunday and seemed comfortable doing so, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Ruiz was removed from Saturday's game and was not available for Sunday's contest despite looking fine on the bike. White Sox manager Tony La Russa was hopeful a stint on the injured list could be avoided.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Leaves with knee discomfort

    Ruiz exited Saturday's game against the Astros with right knee discomfort and will continue to be evaluated. He allowed one run on two hits across 1.2 innings before exiting.

    Ruiz came into the game to start the seventh inning and was able to record five outs before he was escorted off the field by trainers. Per Scott Merkin of, Ruiz appeared to be in a considerable amount of pain, but it's hard to reach a conclusion about the severity of the issue until the club's medical experts take a closer look at the right-hander.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Fires two scoreless innings

    Ruiz allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 9-0 win over Cincinnati.

    Ruiz has been a forgotten man in the White Sox's bullpen but has pitched well in a low-leverage role. He lowered his ERA to 1.59 with Tuesday's effort and has been unscored upon in eight of 10 appearances.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Secures roster spot

    The White Sox plan to include Ruiz in their Opening Day bullpen, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Since Ruiz already possesses a spot on the 40-man roster, the White Sox won't need to make a corresponding transaction to make room for him. Over 52 career relief appearances in the majors, Ruiz owns a 5.11 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 49.1 innings.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Optioned off roster

    Ruiz was optioned to the White Sox's alternate training facility Friday.

    Ruiz has spent a pair of fairly short stints on the big-league roster, appearing in five games. He's allowed one run on two hits in four innings of work, striking out five and walking none. Evan Marshall (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • White Sox's Jose Ruiz: Rejoins major-league club

    Ruiz was recalled from the alternate training site Thursday.

    Ruiz hasn't pitched in the major since mid-August but will return to the active roster for the stretch run. The 25-year-old has delivered a scoreless frame in both of his appearances this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R