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Rays' Vidal Brujan: Optioned to Triple-A
Brujan was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
Brujan lost out on regular playing time in late June and early July, and his demotion should allow him to see more regular at-bats as he continues to work on developing. The 24-year-old has appeared in 46 games with the Rays to begin the year and has slashed .167/.230/.246 with two homers, 15 RBI, 11 runs and four stolen bases. Taylor Walls should serve as the primary second baseman until Brandon Lowe (back) is cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Loses hold of regular role
Brujan remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brujan is on the bench for the fourth game in a row and looks to have moved into a utility role in the wake of Isaac Paredes seizing hold of a regular lineup spot and with Wander Franco and Kevin Kiermaier recently returning from the injured list. Taylor Walls looks like he'll serve as the Rays' primary second baseman over Brujan until Brandon Lowe (back) comes off the IL.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Swipes fourth bag
Brujan went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Thursday's 4-1 loss in Toronto.
Brujan singled and stole second base in the seventh. He is now 4-for-9 on stolen base attempts on the season. The 24-year-old continues to struggle at the plate and finished June with a .182/.247/.299 slash line in 85 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Goes to bench Tuesday
Brujan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With Wander Franco recently making his return from the 10-day injured list, the Rays no longer have regular spots in the infield available for both Brujan and Taylor Walls. Brujan and Walls are thus likely to share time moving forward, with the latter getting the nod at the keystone in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Production improving
Brujan went 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Brujan delivered a two-RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. He then walked in the final frame before coming around to score the game-winning run on a base hit by Isaac Paredes. Brujan will find it more difficult to get regular playing time with Wander Franco (quadriceps) expected back Sunday, but he has seemingly started to find his footing at the big-league level by collecting six hits in his last 24 at-bats with a home run, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Grabs third steal
Brujan went 0-for-2 with a run scored and his third stolen base of the season in Friday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Pirates.
Jonathan Aranda got the start at second base, but Brujan pinch hit for him in the sixth inning and stayed at the keystone, eventually stealing third base in the 10th inning as the phantom runner before coming home with the winning run on a Harold Ramirez single. Brujan has been seeing consistent playing time in June due to numerous injuries around the diamond for the Rays, but the 24-year-old hasn't done much with the opportunity, slashing .190/.224/.333 with two homers, two steals on five attempts, three runs and 10 RBI over 18 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Drives in three runs Wednesday
Brujan went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Brujan slugged a two-run homer off Jordan Montgomery in the second inning and knocked in another run on a groundout in the fourth. This was the first multi-RBI game of his career. Brujan has posted a brutal .165/.210/.261 slash line on the season but has been a bit better in June, hitting .197 (12-for-61) with his only two homers of the season, 10 RBI and a stolen base over 17 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Appears in leadoff spot
Brujan went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Thursday against the Yankees.
With Kevin Kiermaier (Achilles) day-to-day, the Rays shuffled their lineup, moving Brujan to the leadoff spot for the first time this season and the second time in his career. Despite getting regular playing time, Brujan has struggled to get going at the plate, hitting just .144 across 105 plate appearances on the campaign. Equally concerning is that he has struggled on the basepaths, managing only two stolen bases on six attempts.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Hits bench Tuesday
Brujan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brujan will give way to Isaac Paredes at the keystone after starting in each of the Rays' last six games while going 5-for-22 with a home run, a double, a stolen base and five RBI. Though the 24-year-old switch hitter is slowly starting to settle in at the plate, he's still maintaining a poor .157/.206/.236 slash line at the big-league level in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Pops first homer of year
Brujan went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-4 loss to the Twins.
Getting the start in right field and batting fifth, Brujan ripped his first homer of the season to left in the seventh inning off Devin Smeltzer. The 24-year-old continues to see regular playing time in a utility role while Brandon Lowe (back) and Wander Franco (quadriceps) are on the shelf, but he hasn't exactly seized his opportunity -- Brujan has started 11 of the last 12 games but has only a .171/.225/.314 slash line to show for it.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Knocks in three
Brujan went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Brujan delivered an RBI double in the opening inning and followed that up by driving in another run on a single in the sixth. It was both Brujan's first multi-hit and multi-RBI performance of the season. Given that, it's unsurprising he is hitting just .147/.205/.200 across 83 plate appearances on the campaign. Despite his struggles, Brujan has started 12 of the last 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Out of Sunday's lineup
Brujan is not in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.
With Taylor Walls (calf) returning to action, the Rays aren't quite as shorthanded as they had been for the past few days. Brujan is hitting .148 over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Struggling at plate
Brujan went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Brujan reached base on multiple occasions for the first time in 15 starts this season. He's maintained a miserable .137/.196/.176 line across 56 plate appearances, and his inability to reach base has limited his ability to showcase his speed on the basepaths. Despite his struggles, Brujan has been in the lineup for 12 of 15 contests since May 14 thanks to the absence of Brandon Lowe (back).... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Not starting Saturday
Brujan isn't starting Saturday against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brujan started the last three games and went 2-for-9 with three strikeouts. Taylor Walls will take over at the keystone while Brett Phillips enters the lineup in right field.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Takes seat Tuesday
Brujan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Wander Franco's (quadriceps) return from a two-game absence looks like it'll knock Brujan out of the lineup, as the Rays will roll out an infield of Ji-Man Choi, Taylor Walls, Isaac Paredes and Franco to begin a two-game series with Miami. Playing time will likely only be more difficult to come by for Brujan if Yandy Diaz (shoulder) -- who is on the bench Tuesday for the second game in a row -- is able to avoid a stint on the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Heads to bench
Brujan will sit Friday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
He has been the primary beneficiary of Brandon Lowe's back injury, as he'd started five straight games prior to Friday's contest. Brujan's done very little with his 30 plate appearances this season, hitting .111/.200/.185, but his 10.0 percent strikeout rate is encouraging and he's attempted three steals, albeit with only one successful robbery. Isaac Paredes will be the second baseman Friday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Records hit, caught stealing
Brujan went 1-for-4 and was caught stealing Monday against the Tigers.
Brujan should be locked into a consistent role at second base with Brandon Lowe (back) on the injured list. Brujan hit fifth Monday, and his lone knock was a single to lead off the seventh frame. Earlier in the contest, he had reached base on a fielder's choice and was caught attempting to steal for the second time this season. He's now just 1-for-3 on the basepaths, a concerning trend given that stolen bases are his primary path to fantasy value. Brujan has done little else of note with his playing time, posting just a .143/.182/.238 line across 22 plate appearances. On the positive side, he has maintained a 9.1 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Vidal Brujan: Filling in for Brandon Lowe
Brujan will start at second base and bat fifth in Monday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brujan will stick in the lineup for the fifth time in six games, with three of those starts coming at the keystone. Brandon Lowe should be the Rays' primary option at the keystone moving forward, but he may be dealing with a lingering injury at the moment, given that he'll be out of the lineup Monday for the second time in three days. If Lowe quickly moves past the injury, Brujan would still have a potential path to playing time in right field after Manuel Margot (hamstring) was placed on the injured list Sunday.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 150 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|