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September 7, 2021 10:28 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Hits leadoff homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a triple, three RBI and a walk in Monday's win over the Rockies.

The 35-year-old took starter Kyle Freeland deep to open the game and then drove in teammates Steven Duggar and Kevin Gausman with a triple off of reliever Ben Bowden in the fifth inning. He has now launched a career-high 15 home runs this season in what has been his first full season in the majors since 2015.

September 4, 2021 02:52 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Reaches base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-4 with two walks and a strikeout in a 3-2 triumph against the Dodgers on Friday.

Batting leadoff, Ruf singled in the first inning, walked in the third, singled in the sixth and walked in the ninth to reach base four times for the second time all season. While he isn't an everyday player, Ruf has shined when given the opportunity, evidenced by a .279/.405/.535 slash line, and his career high 16 percent BB% ranks fourth in MLB among hitters with at least 250 plate appearances.

August 22, 2021 01:40 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: On base three times Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two total runs scored in Saturday's 6-5 win over Oakland.

The 35-year-old went back-to-back with Brandon Belt in the seventh inning, cutting San Francisco's deficit to one run. Ruf was also on base after a walk in the second inning when Kris Bryant homered. While his playing time has dried up with San Francisco's batters nearly at full health, Ruf has gone 11-for-34 (.324) with three homers, seven RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in August. Ruf's path to playing time is as a short-side platoon option with Belt at first base or one of Alex Dickerson or LaMonte Wade in left field.

August 8, 2021 10:24 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Pops homer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Sunday's 5-4 win over Milwaukee.

The 35-year-old put San Francisco ahead with his first-inning solo shot, his 13th homer of the year and his third in his last eight games. Ruf has added 30 RBI, 33 runs scored, nine doubles and a pair of stolen bases while slashing .275/.393/.567 across 206 plate appearances. He's likely to fill a short-side platoon role with Brandon Belt at first base going forward.

August 8, 2021 01:24 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Starting for resting Belt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf will start at first base and bat third Sunday against the Brewers.

Though Ruf will crack the lineup for the series finale, he's lost hold of an everyday role at first base following Brandon Belt's return from the injured list Thursday. The lefty-hitting Belt started each of the past three games, though he'll take a seat Sunday to make room for the righty-hitting Ruf while the Brewers bring southpaw Brett Anderson to the hill.

August 1, 2021 09:48 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Fills stat sheet in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 5-3 win over Houston.

The 35-year-old put San Francisco ahead with an RBI single in the third inning, then added insurance with a two-run blast in the fifth. Ruf has hit safely in seven straight games, going 10-for-28 (.357) in that span. He's homered in back-to-back contests, giving him 12 on the year. He's added 29 RBI, 32 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases, although he's not much of a speed threat. Ruf is likely to remain in a near-everyday role at first base until Brandon Belt (knee) can return, which is expected within a week to 10 days.

August 2, 2021 03:24 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Goes yard, scores three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-5 with a home run and two additional runs in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Ruf went yard for the first time since July 18, and he also extended his hitting streak to six games. Plus, the three runs scored Saturday represent the second-highest mark of the season for the first baseman. The veteran slugger ended July on a strong note with a slash line of .298/.420/.649 while also hitting .310 over his last 10 contests.

July 19, 2021 09:36 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Hits homer in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 1-for-1 with a solo homer and a walk in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Ruf drove in the only run of the day for the Giants with a solo blast off Wade LeBlanc in the fourth to tie up the game but was eventually replaced by LaMonte Wade once the Cardinals put in a right-handed pitcher. He has had much more success against left-handed pitching this season, as he's slashing .321/.458/.732 with six homers, 13 RBI, 13 runs scored and a 1.190 OPS over 72 plate appearances. His struggles against righties have made him a platoon bat, which limits his upside, especially in mixed leagues.

July 10, 2021 05:28 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Slugs homer Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's 5-3 win over Washington.

Ruf plated the Giants' first run of the game with a single in the first inning, then drove in another with a 433-foot solo shot in the fifth. The veteran has gone deep in each of his past two games and has homered three times across 12 at-bats since July 4. He is on pace to surpass his career high of 14 home runs set back in 2013 when he was with Philadelphia.

July 8, 2021 12:20 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Homers off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer and a walk in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Cardinals.

Ruf entered the game in the sixth as a replacement for LaMonte Wade who had to be taken out due to a left hand strain. The 34-year-old Ruf walked his first time up and then clobbered a 427-foot home run to center to give the Giants some breathing room and put them up 5-2 in the eighth. He now has two home runs in the first week of July after missing most of June with a right hamstring strain. Ruf continues to be a viable depth option for manager Gabe Kapler this season, slashing .259/.396/.537 with eight homers, 20 RBI, 22 runs scored, a steal and a 23:38 BB:K over 134 plate appearances.

July 6, 2021 10:36 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Double, home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf went 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run, an additional RBI and a strikeout as San Francisco beat Arizona 5-2 on Sunday.

Ruf plated Buster Posey with his first inning double and later smacked a two-run home run off Arizona starter Caleb Smith to extend San Francisco's lead to 5-0 in the sixth. It was a nice breakout performance after Ruf had gone 0-for-6 with three strikeouts across his last five appearances and his .250/.373/.510 slash line has continued a late-career renaissance that began in 2020.

June 23, 2021 02:44 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Two hits in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.

Ruf made his first appearance since May 26 after he missed nearly four weeks with a right hamstring strain. He hit third in the order Tuesday and served as the designated hitter with the Giants playing in an AL park. The 34-year-old is slashing .256/.375/.523 with six home runs, 15 RBI, 18 runs scored and a stolen base across 104 plate appearances. Ruf will likely be a depth option going forward, although he may see the short side of platoon in left field with Alex Dickerson or pick up time when Brandon Belt needs a day off at first base.

June 21, 2021 04:20 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Back from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Ruf joined Triple-A Sacramento for a rehab assignment Saturday and will rejoin the Giants after going 2-for-8 with a double, two RBI and a run in two minor-league games. The 34-year-old should be a reserve option at first base and left field, and he figures to receive some starts against left-handed pitching.

June 19, 2021 02:16 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Beginning rehab Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) will start his Triple-A rehab assignment Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Having been sidelined nearly a month with a strained right hamstring, the first baseman figures to require a couple rehab games before being activated by the Giants. Early next week, perhaps Tuesday against the Angels, remains a realistic target for Ruf's return to action.

June 16, 2021 01:12 AM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Appears to be nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday that there was previous optimism that Ruf (hamstring) would be able to return Thursday or Friday, but he may need a few additional days before being activated from the 10-day injured list, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Ruf has been out since suffering a strained right hamstring May 26. He ran the bases Monday and was hoping to be activated toward the end of the week. It still seems possible that he'll be reinstated at some point during the weekend series against the Phillies, though next Tuesday's series opener against the Angels might be a more likely return date at this point.

June 14, 2021 07:40 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Runs bases
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) ran the bases Monday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Ruf has been out since late May with a strained right hamstring. He resumed hitting, playing catch and fielding grounders last week and continues to make progress, though his exact return date remains unclear.

June 10, 2021 10:52 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Resumes baseball activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) played catch, took ground balls and hit off a tee Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

This is the first known baseball activity that Ruf has completed since being placed on the injured list on May 27. Though he is likely still a couple weeks away from a return, this progress is encouraging in that Ruf could remain on track to return towards the end of his original 3-to-4 week timeline. Ruf will continue his running program in the meantime.

June 4, 2021 07:48 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Still several weeks away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) will miss "at least the next three weeks," Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.

Ruf was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain at the end of May, and the injury has a 3-to-4 week recovery timeline. Manager Gabe Kapler provided an update on the 34-year-old's status Friday, and he'll likely be sidelined until at least the latter end of his recovery timetable.

May 29, 2021 06:12 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Diagnosed with Grade 2 strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Ruf was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, and he underwent an MRI that revealed a strain. The injury has a 3-to-4 week recovery timeline, so the 34-year-old should spend more than the minimum amount of time on the shelf. A better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once Ruf is able to resume baseball activities.

May 27, 2021 07:16 PM
Giants' Darin Ruf: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruf (hamstring) was placed on the injured list Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ruf suffered the injury while rounding first base in Wednesday's contest against the Diamondbacks. He'll now be out at least ten days, though the results of a pending MRI will dictate if he can return after the minimum amount of time. LaMonte Wade was recalled in the corresponding move.

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