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October 4, 2017 03:42 AM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Struggles at plate in '17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz slashed .216/.313/.352 with eight doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 145 plate appearances across 54 games in 2017.

The elements of the veteran backstop's slash line were among the lowest of his 12 seasons, but he served his main purpose of providing an occasional off day for Mike Zunino. The Mariners didn't have many designs on Ruiz serving as an offensive force in what had been expected to be sporadic playing time coming into the season. Ruiz could opt to call it a career rather than return for what would be his age-39 season.

September 5, 2017 02:16 AM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Homers for second straight start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Athletics.

Facing Santiago Casilla, the veteran backstop smacked his third homer of the season and his second in as many starts. Ruiz continues to see sporadic playing time behind Mike Zunino, but he's provided some decent pop with 11 extra-base hits (eight doubles, three homers) in limited opportunities this season.

August 1, 2017 02:28 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Contributes multi-hit effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Monday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.

The veteran backstop's average had dipped as low as .119 as late as May 18, but Ruiz has slashed .314/.407/.471 with five doubles, a homer, six walks and seven runs in 59 plate appearances since. He's a somewhat appealing option when Mike Zunino requires a day off.

July 10, 2017 09:40 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Ropes trio of hits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 3-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.

The veteran catcher picked it up at the plate in June by producing a .294/.400/.588 line, but Sunday's hits were his first in three July starts. Ruiz had hit under .250 just twice in 13 major-league seasons prior to the 2017 campaign, so it was likely that he'd eventually snap out of his early-season funk -- one that saw his average dip as low as .111. The 38-year-old will continue to see periodic starts in Mike Zunino's stead, but the latter's solid play and Ruiz's advanced age will likely conspire to keep his playing time fairly scarce in the second half of the season.

July 1, 2017 11:00 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Hitting better in backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz slashed .294/.400/.588 across 17 at-bats in June.

Opportunities are still limited with starting catcher Mike Zunino revitalized and healthy, but Ruiz found a tiny bit of success in June after his average sat below the Mendoza Line throughout May. The veteran catcher is slashing .209/.316/.343 in just 67 at-bats and only gets the starting nod every few games to give Zunino an off day.

June 8, 2017 01:00 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Smacks solo homer Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz smacked a solo home run in his only plate appearance during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

Ruiz made it back-to-back round trippers for the Mariners in the third when he launched a 422-foot shot to left immediately following fellow backstop Mike Zunino's solo blast. The 38-year-old has provided solid offense throughout his career, although he's found success at the plate hard to come by thus far in a Seattle uniform. Ruiz could be starting to snap out of his funk, however, as he's hit safely in five of his last eight contests overall, raising his average 86 points to .204 over that span in the process.

May 28, 2017 11:52 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Records three hits from ninth spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Red Sox.

The three-hit effort was Ruiz's first of the season and only his second multi-hit game of the year in 60 plate appearances. Chooch is hitting just .180 on the season with no home runs and six RBI. He's unlikely to see consistent at-bats as the current backup to Mike Zunino.

May 24, 2017 05:04 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Sits for third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With the Mariners bringing Mike Zunino back from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the week, Ruiz has been stuck on the bench for the previous two games and looks like he'll resume serving in a backup capacity for the time being. It was take another prolonged cold spell from Zunino before Ruiz sees regular at-bats again.

May 22, 2017 12:40 AM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Gets day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Ruiz is off to a disappointing start at the plate this season, hitting just .133 over his first 45 at-bats. He'll head to the bench Sunday with Tuffy Gosewisch drawing the start behind the plate.

May 20, 2017 07:16 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Heads to bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

"Chooch" posted another hitless performance in Thursday's contest to lower his season batting average to .119, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Tuffy Gosewisch will take over for Ruiz for the evening.

May 17, 2017 06:44 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Not in lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Ruiz has just two hits in May (2-for-19), so he'll head to the bench in favor of Tuffy Gosewisch. The veteran backstop is slashing just .125/.234/.175 in 19 games this season.

May 13, 2017 02:52 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is out of Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

He has just two hits in 19 at-bats over the Mariners' last 14 games. Tuffy Gosewisch will start behind the dish and hit ninth.

May 12, 2017 02:44 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Not in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is not in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Despite knocking in four runs during Wednesday's win over the Phillies, Ruiz will head to the bench for the second time in three games. Tuffy Gosewisch will draw the start behind the plate in his stead.

May 11, 2017 12:28 AM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Punishes old friends
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 1-for-4 with a three-run double and a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

He also struck out twice, but Ruiz still stuck it to his former team, delivering the day's most unexpected four-RBI line. Unfortunately, he's still sitting on a hideous .129 average. The 38-year-old Panamanian looks like he's close to the end of the line, but he'll retain the No. 1 role behind the plate in Seattle at least until Mike Zunino can hit his way back to the big leagues.

May 9, 2017 04:04 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Takes seat Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Ruiz is hitless in May (0-for-5) so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Tuffy Gosewisch gets the nod behind the dish in his place.

May 4, 2017 06:16 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Slow start to 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz is 3-for-22 in 28 plate appearances and has just one extra base hit to begin the season.

Ruiz functions as the backup catcher behind Mike Zunino, and he has eight starts to his ledger. Nonetheless, it has not been an easy go for him so far, and it's unlikely he'll see serious playing time this season.

April 11, 2017 12:12 AM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Productive day at plate in Sunday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Angels.

The veteran backstop drew the start for Mike Zunino and rapped out his first pair of hits on the season. It was only Ruiz's second start, but per manager Scott Servais' previous statements, he's scheduled to see an above-average amount of playing time for a backup catcher this season. The 38-year-old sports a serviceable .266/.352/.393 line over his long career and is therefore expected to provide solid offensive production whenever he's in the lineup.

March 4, 2017 05:32 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Bangs out pair of hits Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz went 2-for-2 with an RBI single in Thursday's 6-2 Cactus League win over the Brewers.

The veteran catcher is now hitting .333 after Thursday's effort, which included a run-scoring single that drove home Ben Gamel in the fourth. Ruiz has built a rock-solid offensive resume over his 10-plus major league seasons, and, although he's slated to be Mike Zunino's backup, the plan is for him to receive a greater degree of playing time than a typical reserve catcher.

February 3, 2017 02:20 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Could see more playing time than expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz, who came to the Mariners in a Nov. 7 trade with the Dodgers, is slated to potentially receive more playing time than is typically afforded to back-up catchers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

The 38-year-old backstop brings a wealth of experience and a productive bat to the Mariners as starting catcher Mike Zunino's primary backup, having hit .264 with eight doubles, three homers and 15 RBI over 62 games last season with the Phillies and Dodgers. There appear to be no plans to coddle Ruiz in terms of managing his playing time either, with manager Scott Servais emphasizing that they're not looking for Zunino to "play or catch 125 or 130 games." As such, Ruiz could potentially see a similar degree of opportunity as he did last season, particularly given Servais' lofty view of what he can still bring to the table. "He's been on a World Series team, lot of good teams over in Philadelphia, gets traded for his first time last year over to the Dodgers and really does a nice job with them, helps them in their playoff run. Just the experience level he brings and he can still play, he can still hit, there's no doubt. Not a power guy by any means but handles the bat, controls the strike zone. It's a really nice fit with Mike Zunino."

November 7, 2016 05:07 PM
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Dealt to Mariners on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ruiz was traded to the Mariners in exchange for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno on Monday.

Ruiz was a solid backup catcher down the stretch after being acquired by the Dodgers, but given the younger options behind the dish (Yasmani Grandal, Austin Barnes), the veteran backstop was deemed expendable. It's unclear how playing time will be distributed between the 37-year-old and incumbents Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre, but either way, Ruiz has an opportunity to appear in the lineup more now that designated hitting is an option to keep his bat in the lineup.

Situational Stats
vs Los Angeles1630 .278 .250 .188
vs RHP96222 .299 .354 .229
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Batting Stats
2005PHI0000000000 --- --- ---
2006PHI27695183105800 .316 .435 .261
2007PHI1153744297654424961 .340 .396 .259
2008PHI1173204770431443812 .320 .300 .219
2009PHI1073223282943473932 .355 .425 .255
2010PHI12137143112853555401 .400 .447 .302
2011PHI13241049116640484810 .371 .383 .283
2012PHI114372561211668295040 .394 .540 .325
2013PHI923103083537183910 .320 .368 .268
2014PHI1103814396631466042 .347 .370 .252
2015PHI862842360222284311 .290 .285 .211
2016PHI-LAD622012153315273331 .365 .348 .264
2017SEA2350790661500 .288 .260 .180
Total 11063464398917684103954762410 .351 .391 .265
Fielding Stats
2006PHIC24181611471131 .981
2007PHIC1111007446885424 .997
2008PHI3B1000000 ---
2008PHIC110926866235852 .993
2009PHIC1071007597074937 .996
2010PHIC1181098808146067 .993
2011PHI3B1000000 ---
2011PHIC12811310229506844 .996
2012PHIC106959358567368 .994
2013PHIC86837046574439 .996
2014PHIC1091049258526859 .995
2015PHIC838167862641118 .984
2016PHI-LADC56555144664446 .992
2017SEA1B1000000 ---
Total  1060967812274925785267 .994
More Batting Stats
Total 2197135422277662105
Postseason Batting Stats
2007PHI3913001110 .400 .444 .333
2008PHI1446612146110 .346 .391 .261
2009PHI15448152912410 .491 .591 .341
2010PHI92635124700 .382 .346 .192
2011PHI51711001300 .111 .059 .059
2016LAD71123141200 .333 .636 .273
Total 531532139519251830 .377 .425 .255
Minor League Batting Stats
1999 R-Phladelphia60226396915543591137 .351 .469 .305
2000 R-Phillies381301136711229930 .329 .369 .277
2001 A-Lakewood732492165143432102754 .290 .390 .261
2002 A-Clearwater923423573183532183031 .264 .327 .213
2003 AA-Reading52169224560216121511 .321 .337 .266
2003 A-Clearwater155451700292522 .339 .426 .315
2004 AA-Reading10134945991521750223784 .338 .484 .284
2005AAA-Scranton-Wb10034750104259440304845 .354 .458 .300
2006AAA-Scranton-Wb100368561132501669425643 .389 .505 .307
2009AAA-Lehigh Valley4131310023200 .375 .308 .231
2010AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi120000001100 .333 .000 .000
2010AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws28142001--200 .500 .750 .500
2011AFA-Clearwater Threshers13110000----00 .333 .333 .333
2013AA-Reading Fightin Phil260110001--00 .286 .333 .167
2013AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi25110000----00 .200 .200 .200
2013AFA-Clearwater Threshers281100132--00 .300 .500 .125
2014AFA-Clearwater Threshers5174310021310 .263 .235 .176
Total 650229629363513023563131622463427 .330 .426 .277

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David, Chiriqui, Panama
Seattle Mariners

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