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33 Darin Ruf 1B

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August 1, 2020 12:56 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Plates three in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.

Ruf got the Giants on the board with an RBI single in the second inning. He later capped off a three-run seventh inning with a two-RBI double to knock in Evan Longoria and Donovan Solano. Ruf has found most of his at-bats versus southpaws, and he's done handsomely with a .385/.467/.462 triple slash, five RBI and two runs scored in 15 plate appearances. With Brandon Belt back from an Achilles injury, it may be harder for Ruf to find consistent playing time at first base.

July 23, 2020 05:12 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants selected Ruf's contract Thursday.

Ruf was one of six non-roster players the Giants bumped up the 40-man roster and 30-man Opening Day roster in advance of Thursday's opener versus the Dodgers. Back in North America after a three-year stint in the Korea Baseball Organization, Ruf will provide the Giants with some right-handed power off the bench. He could find himself in the lineup regularly versus southpaws, against whom he's posted a .299/.379/.542 career slash line (150 wRC+).

June 29, 2020 04:08 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: In 60-man player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf made the Giants' 60-man roster.

Even though he was just in camp on a minor-league deal, Ruf had a chance to make the roster under normal circumstances thanks to a .429/.469/.1.000 line with three home runs and a 7:3 K:BB in 32 spring plate appearances. Ruf can play first base and left field, and if his spring outburst is remotely indicative of his current talent level, he could also get starts at designated hitter.

March 27, 2020 11:56 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Mashes in spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf, who was in Giants camp on a minor-league deal, could open the season on the 26-man roster, Maria Guardado of reports.

He hit .429/.469/1.000 with three home runs, five doubles, one triple, one steal and a 7:3 K:BB in 32 plate appearances this spring. The journeyman first baseman/left fielder spent the last three years playing in the KBO, slashing .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs in 404 games over those three campaigns. Guardado suggests Ruf could make the roster as an outfielder and backup first baseman, but it seems more likely that he heads to Triple-A, as he is not on the 40-man roster.

January 24, 2020 09:52 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Reaches deal with San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports.

Ruf hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2016 campaign, as he's spent the last few years overseas in the KBO. He struggled to a .205 average with three home runs and nine RBI in 43 games with the Phillies in 2016; however, he's coming off a season in which he slashed .292/.396/.515 with 22 homers and 101 over 133 contests with the Samsung Lions.

February 17, 2017 07:00 PM
Darin Ruf: Contract sold to KBO club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Korea Baseball Organization's Samsung Lions on Friday, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Ruf's impending departure opens up a spot on the Dodgers' 40-man roster. He'll make about double what he would've in the majors this year. Ruf holds a career .246/.305/.423 line in 833 MLB plate appearances, and will see if he can raise his future stock by playing overseas.

November 11, 2016 04:40 PM
Dodgers' Darin Ruf: Traded to Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf was traded to the Dodgers on Friday along with Darnell Sweeney in exchange for Howie Kendrick.

The 30-year-old fell out of favor in the Phillies' organization, as he failed to capitalize on his opportunities against left-handed pitching in 2016 (.695 OPS) and was passed by Tommy Joseph on the organizational depth chart at first base. He will get a fresh start with the Dodgers although there's not a clear path to at-bats and he's far from a lock to even make the Opening Day roster. Adrian Gonzalez struggled against lefties but a healthy Scott Van Slyke (if he's tendered a contract) may be a better platoon option.

September 5, 2016 10:24 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Hits bench Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Ruf had started the previous three games at either corner outfield spot, but with a 2-for-11 performance in those contests, he didn't really make a compelling case for regular duties. For now, it appears Peter Bourjos is ahead of him on the depth chart, but that could change in the weeks to come if manager Peter Mackanin decides to prioritize Ruf's power over Bourjos' defensive skiills.

September 4, 2016 11:46 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Gets third straight start in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf will start in left field for the third straight game Sunday against the Braves, reports.

Finding competent corner outfield play has been an issue all season for the Phillies, and it seems Ruf is the latest player to get an extended look at the position following his Sept. 2 call-up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf has shown power during his time in the minors, but he's struggled to make contact during various stints at the MLB level over the last several years, making him a potential batting average liability for a fantasy team.

September 2, 2016 03:06 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

It has been a rough year for Ruf, as he has slashed just .158/.206/.193 in 63 big league plate appearances. He hit 20 home runs while slashing .294/.356/.529 in 95 games with Lehigh Valley this year, but it's pretty clear at this point that he is a Quadruple-A hitter. Look for him to play sparingly in the outfield and at first base down the stretch for the Phillies.

May 28, 2016 06:56 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Found power stroke in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Ruf is hitting .256/.292/.628 with five home runs in 43 at-bats since being sent back to minors earlier this month. Tommy Joseph has gotten off to a solid start in the majors, so it may be a while before Ruf gets another opportunity with the Phils.

May 13, 2016 03:34 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Optioned to Triple-A on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Ruf had been getting somewhat consistent playing time on the short side of a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard, but he did nothing to warrant a spot on the roster, batting a mere .158 with three RBI on the season. He'll head to the minors to try and get back on track at the plate. The Phillies called up first baseman Tommy Joseph from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.

May 12, 2016 07:30 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Headed back to Triple-A?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf could be sent to Triple-A if the Phillies opt to promote Tommy Joseph from the minors soon, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Manager Pete Mackanin confirmed Wednesday that the Phillies have discussed promoting Joseph. He would take Ruf's spot in a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard. Ruf, who has an option left, has hit just .161/.210/.196 this season and has yet to homer. Perhaps some time in the minors with consistent playing time will get his bat going again.

April 24, 2016 03:07 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Out of the lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

He'll sit on Sunday while Emmanuel Burriss will start in left field and bat seventh. Ruf started the last two games against Milwaukee in left and produced two hits in six at-bats.

April 23, 2016 06:39 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Could be in the lineup all weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf might play the entire series against the Brewers this weekend, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Peter Bourjos is expected to sit this weekend while he works on his approach at the plate. Ruf got the start in left field Friday and went 1-for-4 with a RBI. The Phillies are not scheduled to see a lefty this weekend, so Ruf should see two more starts in left field. If he has some success against righties, it could lead to additional playing time.

April 22, 2016 09:21 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Will start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf is starting in left field and batting seventh for Friday's game against the Brewers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

With a right-hander on the mound, Ryan Howard will assume his normal position at first base but Ruf will receive a rare start in the outfield, as the Phillies attempt to bolster their offense in any way possible. Ruf has been used sparingly as a pinch-hitter over the past few games, but did go 1-for-3 with a double in his last start against the Nationals.

April 18, 2016 08:13 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Out of lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

Ruf returned from a shoulder injury for Sunday's contest, but he'll head back to the bench with right-hander Noah Syndergaard taking the ball for New York. Ryan Howard will man first base and bat cleanup in his stead.

April 16, 2016 02:53 PM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: In lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf is in the lineup Saturday, batting fifth and making his first start in left field.

Ruf had been slowed by a shoulder injury coming into the weekend, but he was able to come on as a pinch-hitter Friday and will be back in the lineup Saturday. He'll have the tough task of facing Washington's ace, Max Scherzer, on Saturday, but he's had moderate success in a limited sample against him, going 2-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts.

April 16, 2016 06:31 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Pinch hits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (shoulder) was used as a pinch hitter in Friday's game. He went 0-for-1.

Ruf had been sidelined with a sore left shoulder. He will be in the starting lineup Sunday when the Phillies face lefty Gio Gonzalez.

April 15, 2016 05:43 AM
Phillies' Darin Ruf: Nearing a return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf (shoulder) will start the next time the Phillies face a left handed pitcher, Evan Webeck of reports.

The Phillies are scheduled to next face a lefty on Sunday when they take on Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals. Ruf was able to swing a bat prior to Thursday's game and was available to pinch-hit.

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