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2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .163 3 16 .487 5
Post Season .500 0 0 1.000 2

Top Vidal Brujan News

  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Smacks pinch-hit homer

    Brujan went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Brujan was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday and appeared in all three of the Rays' games to close the regular season. He entered the game Wednesday in the fifth inning as a pinch runner and then remained in the contest to take Ryan Brasier yard to tally his third homer of the season. Brujan struggled across 162 plate appearances this year, maintaining just a .163/.228/.259 line with five stolen bases.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Gets call back to majors

    The Rays recalled Brujan from Triple-A Durham on Monday. He'll start at second base and bat leadoff in the Rays' series opener in Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Brujan will join the 28-man active roster as a replacement for another utility player in Miles Mastrobuoni, who was optioned to Durham in a corresponding move. After being optioned to Durham on Sept. 7, Brujan finished the Triple-A season by slashing .268/.325/.380 with 11 stolen bases in 16 games, but his track record in the big leagues over the past two seasons hasn't been especially impressive.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Sent down Wednesday

    Brujan (undisclosed) was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

    Brujan sustained a minor injury Monday against the Red Sox, but he should be back to full health since he was demoted rather than being placed on the injured list. Over three games during his week in the big leagues, he went 0-for-1 with a run and a stolen base. Brandon Lowe (triceps/elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Suffers minor injury

    Brujan was spiked in Monday's game against the Red Sox but he should be OK, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    He appeared as a pinch hitter and was then spiked and exited the game after one plate appearance. It sounds like he is at-worst day-to-day, and given that Brujan is a bench player, an absence from the lineup wouldn't necessarily mean he is injured. He has yet to start a game since getting recalled on Aug. 31.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Returns to majors

    Brujan was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Brujan headed to the minors in early July and slashed .302/.378/.460 with four homers, 28 runs, 14 RBI and nine stolen bases over 31 games following his demotion. The 24-year-old should serve as a utility man for the big-league club after Brandon Lowe (triceps) was placed on the 15-day injured list.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Optioned to Triple-A

    Brujan was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

    Brujan lost out on regular playing time in late June and early July, and his demotion should allow him to see more regular at-bats as he continues to work on developing. The 24-year-old has appeared in 46 games with the Rays to begin the year and has slashed .167/.230/.246 with two homers, 15 RBI, 11 runs and four stolen bases. Taylor Walls should serve as the primary second baseman until Brandon Lowe (back) is cleared to return.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Loses hold of regular role

    Brujan remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Brujan is on the bench for the fourth game in a row and looks to have moved into a utility role in the wake of Isaac Paredes seizing hold of a regular lineup spot and with Wander Franco and Kevin Kiermaier recently returning from the injured list. Taylor Walls looks like he'll serve as the Rays' primary second baseman over Brujan until Brandon Lowe (back) comes off the IL.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Swipes fourth bag

    Brujan went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Thursday's 4-1 loss in Toronto.

    Brujan singled and stole second base in the seventh. He is now 4-for-9 on stolen base attempts on the season. The 24-year-old continues to struggle at the plate and finished June with a .182/.247/.299 slash line in 85 plate appearances.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Goes to bench Tuesday

    Brujan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With Wander Franco recently making his return from the 10-day injured list, the Rays no longer have regular spots in the infield available for both Brujan and Taylor Walls. Brujan and Walls are thus likely to share time moving forward, with the latter getting the nod at the keystone in the series opener.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Production improving

    Brujan went 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Pirates.

    Brujan delivered a two-RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. He then walked in the final frame before coming around to score the game-winning run on a base hit by Isaac Paredes. Brujan will find it more difficult to get regular playing time with Wander Franco (quadriceps) expected back Sunday, but he has seemingly started to find his footing at the big-league level by collecting six hits in his last 24 at-bats with a home run, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Grabs third steal

    Brujan went 0-for-2 with a run scored and his third stolen base of the season in Friday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Pirates.

    Jonathan Aranda got the start at second base, but Brujan pinch hit for him in the sixth inning and stayed at the keystone, eventually stealing third base in the 10th inning as the phantom runner before coming home with the winning run on a Harold Ramirez single. Brujan has been seeing consistent playing time in June due to numerous injuries around the diamond for the Rays, but the 24-year-old hasn't done much with the opportunity, slashing .190/.224/.333 with two homers, two steals on five attempts, three runs and 10 RBI over 18 games.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Drives in three runs Wednesday

    Brujan went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Brujan slugged a two-run homer off Jordan Montgomery in the second inning and knocked in another run on a groundout in the fourth. This was the first multi-RBI game of his career. Brujan has posted a brutal .165/.210/.261 slash line on the season but has been a bit better in June, hitting .197 (12-for-61) with his only two homers of the season, 10 RBI and a stolen base over 17 games.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Appears in leadoff spot

    Brujan went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Thursday against the Yankees.

    With Kevin Kiermaier (Achilles) day-to-day, the Rays shuffled their lineup, moving Brujan to the leadoff spot for the first time this season and the second time in his career. Despite getting regular playing time, Brujan has struggled to get going at the plate, hitting just .144 across 105 plate appearances on the campaign. Equally concerning is that he has struggled on the basepaths, managing only two stolen bases on six attempts.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Hits bench Tuesday

    Brujan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Brujan will give way to Isaac Paredes at the keystone after starting in each of the Rays' last six games while going 5-for-22 with a home run, a double, a stolen base and five RBI. Though the 24-year-old switch hitter is slowly starting to settle in at the plate, he's still maintaining a poor .157/.206/.236 slash line at the big-league level in 2022.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Pops first homer of year

    Brujan went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-4 loss to the Twins.

    Getting the start in right field and batting fifth, Brujan ripped his first homer of the season to left in the seventh inning off Devin Smeltzer. The 24-year-old continues to see regular playing time in a utility role while Brandon Lowe (back) and Wander Franco (quadriceps) are on the shelf, but he hasn't exactly seized his opportunity -- Brujan has started 11 of the last 12 games but has only a .171/.225/.314 slash line to show for it.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Knocks in three

    Brujan went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Brujan delivered an RBI double in the opening inning and followed that up by driving in another run on a single in the sixth. It was both Brujan's first multi-hit and multi-RBI performance of the season. Given that, it's unsurprising he is hitting just .147/.205/.200 across 83 plate appearances on the campaign. Despite his struggles, Brujan has started 12 of the last 14 games.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Brujan is not in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.

    With Taylor Walls (calf) returning to action, the Rays aren't quite as shorthanded as they had been for the past few days. Brujan is hitting .148 over his last 10 games.

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Struggling at plate

    Brujan went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Brujan reached base on multiple occasions for the first time in 15 starts this season. He's maintained a miserable .137/.196/.176 line across 56 plate appearances, and his inability to reach base has limited his ability to showcase his speed on the basepaths. Despite his struggles, Brujan has been in the lineup for 12 of 15 contests since May 14 thanks to the absence of Brandon Lowe (back).

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  • Rays' Vidal Brujan: Not starting Saturday

    Brujan isn't starting Saturday against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Brujan started the last three games and went 2-for-9 with three strikeouts. Taylor Walls will take over at the keystone while Brett Phillips enters the lineup in right field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 150 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R