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May 20, 2024 2 2 0 0
May 19, 2024 1 0 0 1 2
May 18, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 17, 2024 1 0 0 1 3
May 15, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1.5

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Keibert Ruiz posted a .673 OPS with seven homers and 31 RBI in 112 games during 2022, and he showed some improvements last season. The 25-year-old inked an extension to keep him with the Nationals through at least 2030 just prior to the season, and he had a .260/.308/.409 slash line with 18 long balls, 67 RBI and 55 runs in 136 contests. Ruiz ranked fifth among catchers with 562 plate appearances and had an elite 10.3 percent strikeout rate, which ranked third in MLB. His strong bat-to-ball skills have translated to the majors, but he's been unable to make consistent hard contact with a 4.9 percent barrel rate and 31.9 percent hard-hit rate in his two years as a starter. Ruiz has a lower ceiling than the top catchers in the league with his power limitations amid a weak offense, but his regular spot in the lineup gives him a strong floor for fantasy managers, and there's still room to grow given he plays the most difficult position on the field.

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2024 30.51.1 5 2 7 3 .152
2023 3452.5 55 18 67 31 1 .260
2022 2332.1 33 7 36 30 6 .251
3y Avg. 211.52.3 33 9 39 22 2 .257
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Not starting Saturday

    Ruiz isn't in the Nationals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies. Ruiz is slashing just .147/.190/.221 through 100 plate appearances on the year, so he will give way to Riley Adams on Saturday as the Nats look for more production at the plate from their catcher.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Sitting out first game

    Ruiz is absent from the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the White Sox. Riley Adams will do the catching for Trevor Williams. Ruiz will likely be back in there for the nightcap, when Mitchell Parker will be on the mound for the Nationals.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets day off

    Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Ruiz will receive some routine maintenance for the day game after he started in each of the Nationals' last eight contests. Riley Adams will fill in for Ruiz behind the dish.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Receiving day off

    Ruiz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. After going hitless in seven at-bats while starting behind the plate Monday and Tuesday, Ruiz will get a break Wednesday. Riley Adams will handle the catching duties for the Nationals.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Resting Sunday

    Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. After his return from the 10-day injured list Thursday following a bout with the flu, Ruiz started behind the dish each of the past three games, going 1-for-11 with a solo home run and a walk. He'll get a breather for the day game in Miami, giving way to Riley Adams.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Returns from IL

    The Nationals reinstated Ruiz (illness) from the 10-day injured list Thursday. He'll start at catcher and bat fifth in the Nationals' series finale versus the Dodgers. Ruiz missed the Nationals' last 11 games while recovering from a case of influenza. He checked out fine after making two rehab appearances with Double-A Harrisburg earlier this week and should settle back in as the Nationals' No. 1 catcher now that he's been activated from the IL. Washington optioned catcher Drew Millas to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Starting rehab assignment

    Ruiz (illness) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz will be with Harrisburg for a couple days before being activated from the injured list, likely on Friday when the Nationals begin a road trip. He hasn't played in two weeks due to a stomach bug which caused him to lose nearly 20 pounds. Riley Adams has been filling in as the Nats' primary catcher.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Likely headed for rehab stint

    Ruiz (illness) indicated Sunday that he is almost fully recovered from the bout of the flu that landed him on the 10-day injured list, but he's expected to go on a short rehab stint before being activated, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. The 25-year-old catcher has lost nearly 20 pounds while battling the bug, but he's begun taking part in some baseball activities and lifting weights again. He also tried to spin the weight loss as a positive. "But I feel good. I feel lighter," Ruiz said. "So I've got to take the positives. I feel like I can run better, move better. And I gain weight fast, too. I'm going to eat a couple burgers." Ruiz will likely be assigned to Double-A Harrisburg to get back into game shape, and while he's eligible to come off the IL as soon as Tuesday, a return this weekend for a series in Miami seems more plausible.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Lands on 10-day IL

    The Nationals placed Ruiz (illness) on the 10-day injured list Monday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz hadn't played since April 8 while recovering from influenza, but the Nationals could no longer afford to go on with just one healthy catcher (Riley Adams) heading into Monday's series opener in Los Angeles. Since Ruiz's placement on the IL is retroactive last Friday, he'll be eligible for activation as soon as next Sunday. Drew Millas was called up from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move, but Adams is expected to see the bulk of the starts behind the plate while Ruiz is on the shelf.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Remains on bench Sunday

    Ruiz (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz hasn't seen the field since April 8 while battling an illness, and his absence will continue Sunday. Riley Adams will receive another start behind the plate for Washington.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Still out Saturday

    Ruiz (illness) isn't in the Nationals' lineup Saturday versus Oakland, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz has now missed four consecutive starts due to illness, but the 25-year-old backstop remains day-to-day. Riley Adams will start again in Ruiz's place and bat eighth.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Remains out Friday

    Ruiz is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz will miss his third game in a row due to an illness. In his absence, Riley Adams will draw the start at catcher after the Nationals optioned Drew Millas to Triple-A Rochester following Wednesday's game.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Battling illness

    Ruiz is unavailable Wednesday due to illness, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. It provides an explanation as to why Ruiz is out of the Nationals' lineup for the second day in a row. The Nats have an off day Thursday, so Ruiz should have a shot to be ready for their next game Friday in Oakland.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Ruiz is absent from the lineup for a second straight day Wednesday against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. A second day of rest combined with the Nationals recalling a third catcher in Drew Millas could indicate that Ruiz is banged up. To this point, though, the team hasn't indicated that Ruiz is dealing with any sort of significant injury. Millas will start behind the dish Wednesday.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Getting breather Tuesday

    Ruiz is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Giants, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Ruiz will get a breather after he went 0-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and two punchouts in Monday's 8-1 win over the Giants. Riley Adams will replace him behind the plate and bat sixth as Washington faces left-hander Kyle Harrison on the mound Tuesday.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets rest day

    Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies. Ruiz will get a breather for the day game after he was behind the dish for both of the past two contests while going 0-for-8 with a strikeout. Riley Adams will draw the start at catcher and form a battery with pitcher MacKenzie Gore.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Returning to action Friday

    Ruiz (illness) is starting behind the plate and batting third in Friday's spring game against the Astros, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Ruiz sat out the past couple days due to an illness but will rejoin the lineup for Friday's contest. The 25-year-old is looking to take another step forward in 2024 after he posted a .260/.308/.409 slash line with 18 homers in 136 games last season.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Out with illness

    Ruiz is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox due to an illness, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. A bug may be making its way around the clubhouse, as Nick Senzel is also under the weather. Ruiz, who is 1-for-4 in two games so far this spring, should be considered day-to-day.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Scores three times in win

    Ruiz went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two additional runs in Friday's 10-6 win over Atlanta. Ruiz extend his hit streak to five games with a single in the fourth inning, then kicked off the scoring in the Nationals' three-run sixth inning with his 18th home run of the season. The young backstop has rebounded from a slow start to the season to emerge as a low-end No. 1 catcher or high-end No. 2 catcher in most 12-team mixed leagues -- roughly in line with how he had been valued heading into the season. He's hitting .291 in the second half and has provided nine of his 18 home runs and 32 of his 63 RBI since the All-Star break.
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  • Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Three hits in nightcap

    Ruiz went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in an 8-5 loss to Atlanta in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader. Ruiz went 6-for-40 (.150) over his previous 10 games before Sunday. The catcher has been noticeably better in the second half of the campaign, batting .284 since the All-Star break after hitting just .226 in the first half. He's at a .251/.301/.397 slash line with 17 home runs, 62 RBI, 50 runs scored and one stolen base through 539 plate appearances overall.
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