Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ruiz was called up by the Dodgers on Sunday and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in the team's loss to Miami. He'll now return to the minors as part of a shuffle to make room for Albert Pujols and Yoshi Tsutsugo.
Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 22-year-old was sent down Monday but will rejoin the Dodgers with Corey Seager (hand) landing on the injured list. Ruiz doesn't figure to see much action with Will Smith and Austin Barnes still healthy.
Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Ruiz spent six days with the big-league club but never had a path to much playing time given the presence of both Will Smith and Austin Barnes. He went 1-for-6 with four strikeouts in limited action, though his lone hit did clear the fence. It will likely take an injury to Smith or Barnes for Ruiz to earn meaningful at-bats this season.
Ruiz stated Saturday that he's willing to play outfield if needed, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Ruiz played outfield in high school but has not logged time at the position as a professional. He is currently on the active roster but is solidly behind both Will Smith and Austin Barnes on the catching depth chart. Despite Ruiz's openness to adding a position to his resume, manager Dave Roberts clarified that the team isn't currently considering such a move, per Matthew Moreno of Dodger Blue. If Ruiz were to get reps at another position, it would likely be first base, Roberts added.
Ruiz homered in his only at-bat during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader loss to the Cubs.
Ruiz was called up to the club prior to Tuesday's twin bill, and he logged his first at-bat of the season with the Dodgers down 7-0 in the final inning. The backstop kept Los Angeles from being shut out with a 405-foot solo shot to right field for his second big-league homer. Remarkably, Ruiz's other career long ball also came in his first at-bat of the season (in 2020). He isn't likely to see much time with Will Smith and Austin Barnes entrenched behind the plate for Los Angeles, but Ruiz could stick with the club and carve out occasional plate appearances if the Dodgers decide they have room to continue carrying a third catcher.
The Dodgers recalled Ruiz from their taxi squad ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
He'll provide the Dodgers with a third catcher behind Will Smith and Austin Barnes. Los Angeles opened a spot for Ruiz on the 26-man roster by designating pitcher Mike Kickham for assignment Monday.
The Dodgers optioned Ruiz to their minor-league camp Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
As expected, Ruiz's demotion likely locks Will Smith and Austin Barnes in as the Dodgers' catchers on the Opening Day roster. Ruiz, who received a brief cup of coffee with Los Angeles in 2020, will presumably serve as the everyday catcher at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.
Ruiz will work as the Dodgers' reserve catcher Friday and Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Ruiz was forced to arrive late to camp due to visa issues, but he's now prepared to appear in his first games this spring. He managed to make eight plate appearances with the big-league club in 2020, but Ruiz is likely to begin the season at the alternate site with Will Smith and Austin Barnes ahead of him on the depth chart.
Ruiz (not injury related) has arrived in Arizona and is undergoing intake testing, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Ruiz wasn't present to begin spring training due to visa issues, but he'll be able to join the team for workouts in the coming days if he clears intake testing. The 22-year-old worked hard on his own to stay in shape while he was away from the team, and manager Dave Roberts said that he hopes to get Ruiz into game action at some point next week.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Ruiz remains without a clear timeline to report to camp while he looks to resolve visa issues, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
According to Toribio, Ruiz has left his native Venezuela and has arrived in Dominican Republic, hoping the change in countries will expedite his migration to the United States. While he waits for the proper paperwork to get resolved, Ruiz has been working hard on his own to stay in shape, according to Roberts. The 22-year-old catcher is expected to open the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he'll be able to play on an everyday basis.
Ruiz has not reported to spring training due to a visa issue, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Ruiz made his debut in the big leagues for a brief time in 2020, logging eight plate appearances. He'll face an uphill battle to make the opening day roster for the 2021 season with both Will Smith and Austin Barnes ahead of him on the catching depth chart. There is no timeline for Ruiz's arrival to the team's facility.
The Dodgers added Ruiz to their 28-man roster Wednesday in advance of their wild-card series with the Brewers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Ruiz will serve as a third catcher behind Will Smith and Austin Barnes for the three-game series. The Dodgers removed reliever Alex Wood from the roster to clear room for Ruiz.
Ruiz was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Sunday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The 22-year-old joined the Dodgers last week and went 2-for-8 with a homer in his first two major-league games. Ruiz was promoted with Will Smith (neck) on the injured list, but Smith was activated ahead of Sunday's game.
Ruiz stated Tuesday that he reported late to summer camp due to a positive test result for COVID-19, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ruiz explained that he experienced a three-day fever, weight loss and other symptoms due to the illness. The backstop has since recovered and, after spending time at the team's alternate training site, was summoned to the big club Saturday to fill in for the injured Will Smith (neck). He homered in his first big-league at-bat Sunday.
Ruiz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Angels.
Ruiz's first major-league at-bat was a booming success, as he took Angels starter Julio Teheran deep in the third inning to get the Dodgers on the board. The 22-year-old catcher spent most of 2019 with Double-A Tulsa and also earned time with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He produced a combined .261 batting average with six homers and 34 RBI in the minors last year. Ruiz will share catching duties with Austin Barnes while Will Smith (neck) is unavailable.
Ruiz is starting at catcher and batting ninth against the Angels on Sunday.
It didn't take long for Ruiz to get his first start after earning his first big-league callup Saturday when Will Smith (neck) was placed on the injured list. It's tough to know what to expect from Ruiz, whose prospect star has faded a bit due to less-than-stellar seasons at the Double-A level in 2018 and 2019. Austin Barnes is likely to serve as the Dodgers' primary catcher while Smith remains out, though Ruiz could get a fair amount of playing time considering the team's typical commitment to giving catchers adequate rest.
Ruiz was called up for the first time by the Dodgers on Saturday.
Ruiz would be the catcher of the future in many organizations, though the presence of Will Smith, who landed on the injured list with neck inflammation in a corresponding move, prevents him from holding that title for the Dodgers. Still, he's a talented prospect, with strong contact ability offsetting a lack of power and a future as a roughly average defender. Just 22 years old, Ruiz is quite young for a catcher, and he didn't dominate the upper minors last season, hitting just .261/.331/.347 in 85 games in Double-A and Triple-A, so expectations should probably be muted for him this year.
Ruiz (undisclosed) did not make the Dodgers' 30-man roster.
Ruiz missed most of summer camp for an undisclosed reason and was never a serious candidate for a roster spot. He'll head to the team's alternate training site and serve as organizational depth this season.
Ruiz (undisclosed) singled in his only at-bat in Monday's exhibition contest against Arizona.
Ruiz was placed on the 10-day injured list July 16, but he has since reported to camp and was able to swing the bat against live pitching Monday. The backstop is not expected to make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Ruiz (undisclosed) reported to Dodgers camp Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ruiz wasn't present for the first part of camp and was added to the 10-day injured list Thursday for an undisclosed reason, but he joined the team Friday. The 21-year-old prospect is expected to serve as organizational depth at catcher this year.
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