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Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Lands on injured list
Ruiz was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a testicular contusion, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital after being struck in the groin by a foul ball Thursday, and he'll be unavailable for at least the next week and a half. It's unclear if Ruiz is expected to be sidelined beyond the 10-day minimum. Riley Adams is likely to step up to be Washington's primary catcher in the meantime, and Tres Barrera should also see some work.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Likely done for season
Ruiz (groin), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, will be shut down for the next three weeks and is unlikely to return this season, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz landed on the shelf earlier Friday with a testicular contusion after being struck by a foul ball, and it appears the injury will bring a premature end to his 2022 campaign. The 24-year-old ranks second in the league in games caught (106) this season and has a .251/.313/.360 slash line with seven home runs, 36 RBI and six stolen bases in 433 plate appearances. Ruiz could technically return during the final week of the season, but there's no reason for the last-place Nationals to rush him back for only a couple games. Riley Adams and Tres Barrera should split time at catcher down the stretch for Washington.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Sent to hospital after early exit
Ruiz was sent to the hospital due to swollen testicles after leaving Thursday's game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the sixth inning, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz was hit in the groin by a foul ball in the bottom of the second inning Thursday and appeared to be in considerable pain, but he was able to initially remain in the contest. He went 1-for-3 but was ultimately replaced defensively in the bottom of the sixth inning and sent to the hospital due to swelling. Ruiz is expected to travel back to Washington with the team, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets Wednesday off
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game agains the Cardinals.
Riley Adams checks in behind the plate while Ruiz gets a well-deserved rest after catching each of the past five games. Ruiz produced six hits and two walks over the first four of those starts before an 0-for-4 showing in Tuesday's 4-1 loss.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Three-hit day Sunday
Ruiz went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Mets.
Ruiz's entered the game mired in a 10-game stretch where he hit .235 with two runs and one RBI. The young catcher broke out of that slump in a big way, accounting for four of the Nationals' seven runs on the day. Sunday's effort is also his first multi-hit game since Aug. 19, and he is now slashing .250/.310/.354 in 421 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Resting Thursday
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.
The Nationals and Athletics are wrapping up their series with a day game, so Ruiz will get a breather after starting the past two nights. Ruiz is entrenched as Washington's No. 1 backstop, but he could still receive more rest days down the stretch with the Nationals having added a third catcher in Tres Barrera to the roster as one of their September call-ups.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets breather in series finale
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
Ruiz will take a seat for the third consecutive Sunday while Riley Adams receives a turn behind the plate. The 24-year-old will put a four-game hitting streak on hold while he heads to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Rests Sunday
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Ruiz will be getting a breather after going 3-for-13 with a double, two walks, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base while starting at catcher in each of the Nationals' past four games. Tres Barrera will check in for Ruiz behind the dish Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Productive in win
Ruiz went 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
Ruiz got aboard four times, which included his third multi-hit effort in August. Through 18 games this month, he's gone 13-for-55 (.236) with four extra-base hits. The catcher lifted his slash line back up to .246/.311/.354 through 97 contests, and he's added six steals, six home runs, 32 RBI and 28 runs scored this year in a starting role.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Not 100 percent
Ruiz was struck by multiple foul tips in his catcher's mask and once in his right knee during Monday's 5-4 win over the Cubs and won't start Tuesday as a result, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Manager Dave Martinez said Ruiz isn't exhibiting any concussion symptoms, so he should have a chance to return to action Wednesday. After catching six times in the previous nine days, Ruiz probably would have benefited from a day off even if he wasn't roughed up Monday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Returns to lineup
Ruiz (head/knee) is starting Wednesday against the Cubs, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz was out of the lineup Tuesday after he took multiple foul tips in his catcher's mask and one in his right knee Monday. However, he appeared off the bench in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Cubs and went 1-for-2 with a walk. He's starting behind the plate and batting fifth Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Resting Sunday
Ruiz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com.
Ruiz does not sit much, but he will get a day off with the Nationals playing a day game following a night game. Tres Barrera will take over behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Two homers in win
Ruiz went 2-for-3 with two homers, four RBI and a walk in a 6-5 win Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ruiz took Marcus Stroman deep twice, launching a solo shot in the second and adding a three-run blast in the fourth. Last season he hit 24 combined homers between Triple-A and the majors, but the power stroke has been absent this year until recently. He has three homers in his last seven contests after knocking just three balls out of the park in his first 81 games. For the season, he has a .247/.307/.359 line.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Gets breather after big game
Ruiz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Ruiz will get a well-deserved rest with an afternoon game on tap for the series finale in Chicago after he started behind the dish while going 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs, a walk and four RBI in Tuesday's 6-5 win. Tres Barrera will catch for starting pitcher Josiah Gray on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Takes seat Saturday
Ruiz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.
Tres Barrera will step in behind the plate to catch for starter Patrick Corbin. Ruiz has not lived up to expectations this season -- his first full season in the Nationals organization -- after coming over from the Dodgers in the Trea Turner-Max Scherzer deal. However, the Nationals have completely torn it down, and they have every incentive to play Ruiz as much as he can handle down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Carabobo, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|