Third Base - Baltimore Orioles
Height: 6' 2"
Date of Birth: May 22, 1994 (26 years old)
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting again Thursday
Ruiz will sit for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.Ruiz sat for both halves of Tuesday's doubleheader but made an appearance off the bench in both games, so he doesn't seem to be dealing with an injury. Ramon Urias will again start at second base in his absence.
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Sitting for afternoon game
Ruiz will sit for the afternoon portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.Ruiz was expected to sit Monday, but that game got rained out. The Orioles will use the lineup they intended to use for that contest in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Ruiz will be on the bench for the afternoon game but should have a good chance to start in the nightcap. Ramons Urias gets the start at second base in his absence.
Orioles' Rio Ruiz: Steals base in extra-inning loss
Ruiz went 0-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-4 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox.Ruiz got aboard with a fielder's choice in the second inning and stole second with two outs, but he didn't come around to score. It was his first steal of the year. He's added a homer, two RBI, four runs scored and a .148/.233/.259 slash line while working as a near-everyday second baseman. While Ruiz's numbers aren't impressive, he still holds an edge over Ramon Urias for playing time.
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