Ruggiano opted out of his minor-league deal with the Giants and will become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ruggiano struggled in his 63 plate appearances with the Giants this season (.217 average) and was subsequently designated for assignment in early June. The 35-year-old initially accepted his assignment to Triple-A but has ultimately decided to opt out of his deal. He'll look to pick up with another organization if possible.
Ruggiano was designated for assignment on Friday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
With the promotion of Austin Slater, the Giants needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, and Ruggiano was the casualty. He hit .217/.238/.333 with a 17:1 K:BB in 60 at-bats prior to the demotion.
Ruggiano is batting seventh and playing right field Thursday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ruggiano sneaks in a start with Christian Arroyo resting against the Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. This year, Ruggiano has typically hit lefties (.308/.357/.308) better than righties (.214/233/.464) in his short 2017 sample size, which just about corresponds to his career trends.
Ruggiano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over Cincinnati.
Ruggiano just joined the Giants on May 6, and he's only started four games and made 20 plate appearances since. The 35-year-old veteran has historically been a solid contributor against left-handed pitchers (.276/.341/.527 career slash line), so he'll probably receive some starts against southpaws going forward. However, barring a long-term injury to another outfielder, Ruggiano is unlikely to be an everyday player.
Ruggiano had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Giants are wasting no time deploying him, as Ruggiano is slated to play left field and bat sixth against the Reds on Saturday. The 35-year-old appeared in just nine major-league games last season, though he batted .333 and swat two homers over 24 at-bats during the brief stint. He'll offer a strong bat against left-handed pitching for the Giants, though it's unclear how many at-bats he'll see. Drew Stubbs was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Ruggiano.
Ruggiano (shoulder) is 1-for-15 with one walk and nine strikeouts through seven spring games.
His time with the Mets last season was cut short due to a shoulder injury which ultimately required surgery. The shoulder has not kept him off the field this spring but Ruggiano has gotten off to a slow start at the dish. Meanwhile, Mac Williamson has already hit a pair of homers. The Giants also have Gorkys Hernandez on the roster, so while there's plenty of time left in spring training, Ruggiano is looking like a long shot to break camp with the big club.
Ruggiano (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
Ruggiano will compete to be a right-handed platoon partner with Jarrett Parker in left field, but will be behind Gorkys Hernandez and Mac Williamson in the pecking order. It is unclear if the contract comes with an invite to spring training. He underwent shoulder surgery in September but is expected to be ready to go for spring training.
Ruggiano (shoulder) was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Mets on Friday, but elected free agency.
Ruggiano produced fairly well at the plate, but his season was cut short after he underwent shoulder surgery in mid-September. The 34-year-old can play all three outfield spots and has shown some flashes of excellence at the plate, so he could be a NRI sleeper for any team willing to sign him the fact that he's still recovering from the shoulder issue.
Ruggiano (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Ruggiano was acquired by the Mets at the trade deadline but appeared in only three games before sustaining a shoulder injury. He was placed on the DL on August 27 and moved to the 60-day DL a few days later, virtually ending his 2016 season. With surgery now in the rear-view, Ruggiano will turn his attention toward rehabbing in preparation for 2017.
Ruggiano (shoulder) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired reliever Fernando Salas, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.
The move indicates that Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the season due to the discomfort in his left shoulder, ending his brief stint with the Mets this season. The injury-shortened season will likely lead to unfavorable results for the upcoming arbitration season, and there's no guarantee he will earn a spot on the Mets' 25-man roster in 2017.
Ruggiano (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
Ruggiano departed Friday night's game with discomfort in his left shoulder, and he'll now head back to the DL, where he spent more than two weeks earlier in the month due to a hamstring issue. Since returning on August 18, Ruggiano had notched six hits, including two home runs, in 16 at-bats. A corresponding roster move is yet to be announced.
Ruggiano hit his second home run in a 1-for-3 game with a walk in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Ruggiano is off to a hot start for the Mets, with two home runs out of his six hits to go with six RBI in just three games since he came off the disabled list August 18. With Jay Bruce struggling, Ruggiano could be in line for many more at-bats if the Mets opt to ride the hot hand.
Ruggiano went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a grand slam against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in Thursday's 10-7 loss.
The outfielder got only three games and six at-bats in with the Mets before hitting the DL due to a hamstring injury at the start of August, but he returned with a bang against one of the game's best pitchers. Of course, Ruggiano's always been known for his platoon splits (.861 career OPS against lefties, just .694 against righties), so he'll likely only crack the lineup when the Mets are facing southpaws.
Ruggiano (hamstring), activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, is starting in center field against Madison Bumgarner.
Regina's playing time will mirror what Juan Lagares used to receive; starts against southpaws. Bumgarner fits that bill, so Ruggiano is in center field, batting sixth, against the tough lefty.
Ruggiano (hamstring) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.
The Mets receive some needed outfield depth with Ruggiano's return from a hamstring injury. The Mets have yet to post Thursday's lineup, but he could be a candidate to draw in against left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Ruggiano (hamstring) will join the Mets in San Francisco on Thursday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
The official activations of he and Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) should come prior to Thursday's contest against the Giants. Ruggiano's return should provide some depth in the Mets' outfield, but it's no guarantee he will see everyday action.
Ruggiano (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.
Ruggiano is set to get back on the field after being sidelined by a hamstring injury for the last couple weeks. It's not clear how many rehab games he will require, but he's eligible to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday.
Ruggiano (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Ruggiano had played just three games for the Mets before going down with an injury. The team has yet to indicate how long he'll be out, but look for Michael Conforto to start in the outfield during his absence.
Ruggiano exited Monday's game against the Yankees with a strained left hamstring, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Ruggiano suffered the injury in the third inning while running to first base and was replaced by Michael Conforto in the outfield. He was making just his second start since being signed by the Mets on July 30. Consider him day-to-day until the team announces otherwise.
Ruggiano signed with the Mets and is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Recently released by the Rangers, Ruggiano will join the Mets and and immediately enter the lineup in center field Saturday. The 34-year-old has appeared in only one major league game on the season, spending the bulk of the year at Triple-A Round Rock, where he slashed an uninspiring .226/.321/.427 in 164 at-bats. The Mets are hoping the righty can rediscover the touch that made him a productive (.291/.350/.618) option, at times, for the Dodgers last season.
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