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12 Justin Ruggiano CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 4/12/1982 | Birthplace: Austin, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: Texas A&M | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1103292.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999

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Mariners RF Justin Ruggiano placed on outright assignment


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Mariners right fielder Justin Ruggiano is headed to Triple-A Tacoma on an outright assignment after he cleared waivers on Saturday, according to The News Tribune.

Ruggiano was designated for assignment on June 4. He was hitting .214 with two home runs and three RBI in 81 at-bats this season.



Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano designated for assignment Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) The Mariners have designated outfielder Justin Ruggiano for assignment, the team announced on Thursday. Ruggiano seemingly became expendable following Wednesday's acquisition of Mark Trumbo from the Diamondbacks.

Ruggiano received 81 plate appearances in 2015, batting .214/.321/.357 with two home runs and three RBI. 

The move opens up a roster spot for catcher Jesus Sucre who was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday.

"Those things are never easy," manager Lloyd McClendon said, per MLB.com. "It was a very difficult decision, but you've got to have a backup catcher and you can only carry 25, so somebody had to go. Obviously there was going to be a tremendous lack of playing time for whoever that guy was. Hopefully this gives him the opportunity to catch on with somebody else."


Mariners' Justin Ruggiano, Mike Zunino back in the lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mariners outfielder Justin Ruggiano and catcher Mike Zunino are back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Rays, the team announced.

Ruggiano and Zunino got the day off on Sunday with Welington Castillo and Dustin Ackley drawing starts. Ruggiano is hitting .207 with three RBI in 58 at-bats this season. Zunino is hitting .183 in 120 at-bats this season. The Mariners are currently the underdogs (+115) against Tampa Bay.


Mariners' Justin Ruggiano slugs second homer Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Mariners center fielder Justin Ruggiano went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Ruggiano scored the team's first run of the game on a second-inning double then came back with his two-run blast in the fourth inning. It's the second straight two-hit performance for the outfielder.

Ruggiano has hit .235/.328/.431 with two home runs, three RBI and three stolen bases in 51 at-bats.


Mariners make wholesale changes to spark lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) The slumping Mariners juggled their lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, hoping to find a spark for a team that hasn't lived up to expectations. 

Willie Bloomquist returns to the starting lineup for the first time in 11 games, hitting second and playing left field, while Justin Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks also draw rare starts in center and DH, respectively. 

Those moves bump Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller out of the lineup. Ackley has seen his average plummet to .186 this season. Miller has been one of the hottest Seattle hitters, but went 0-for-4 Tuesday to snap a six-game hitting streak. 


Nelson Cruz moves to DH for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz gets a day off from the field on Sunday. 

Cruz will play designated hitter on Sunday. Justin Ruggiano replaced Cruz in right field for his fourth start of the season. Ruggiano will bat second.


Justin Ruggiano in, Dustin Ackley out of Mariners lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) The continued struggles of Dustin Ackley has Justin Ruggiano receiving a rare start Friday night for the Mariners against visiting Boston.

Ruggiano hasn't started since May 6, but he has two hits in his last three at-bats, including a home run in his lone at-bat Tuesday.

Ackley, who is out of the lineup, owns a .191/.213/.326 slash line.


OF Justin Ruggiano comes through in a pinch for Mariners


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Outfielder Justin Ruggiano hasn't received much playing time recently for the Mariners, but he came up big Tuesday, blasting his first home run of the season in Seattle's win. 

Ruggiano entered the game as a pinch runner and cracked a seventh-inning homer to left as part of a six homer barrage by the Mariners. The homer was just Ruggiano's second hit in 15 at-bats this month. 


Recently promoted SS Chris Taylor in Mariners' lineup on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Chris Taylor, who was promoted from Triple-A earlier on Monday, will be in the Mariners' starting lineup Monday night in Los Angeles against the Angels, playing shortstop and hitting ninth.

With Austin Jackson (ankle) being placed on the 15-day disabled list, Justin Ruggiano gets his second start of the season in center field, batting second.

Taylor was competing for the M's shortstop job in spring training but got derailed with a broken wrist on March 13.

Taylor hit .313 in 21 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

Last season for the Mariners, Taylor hit .287 in 47 games.

Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson returns to the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, with Justin Ruggiano shifting to right field and Seth Smith heading to the bench, according to MLB.com.

Jackson got just his second day off of the season Monday with Ruggiano filling in at center. Jackson is hitting .253 in 75 at-bats this season. 

Logan Morrison also returns to the lineup at first base with Willie Bloomquist heading to the bench. Morrison is hitting just .159 so far this season.


Mariners' Jackson, Ackley, Morrison not in lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison and outfielders Austin Jackson and Dustin Ackley are not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Rangers.

The Mariners are slotting Justin Ruggiano in the leadoff slot and starting him in center field. It's the 19th time he's acted as his team's leadoff hitter, and he's posted a .177/.261/.380 line with four home runs and four stolen bases in 79 at-bats while in the No. 1 slot.

Rickie Weeks is getting the start in left field and batting sixth Monday, while Willie Bloomquist is playing first base and batting eighth.

The game is a dead heat in Las Vegas, with both teams having the same odds (-105).


Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, Dustin Ackley out of Mariners' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Mariners will be without three regulars in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Texas. 

Catcher Mike Zunino, shortstop Brad Miller and left fielder Dustin Ackley are all out of the lineup, getting rest. 

Jesus Sucre gets the start at catcher, just his second appearance of the season. He'll hit ninth in the order. 

Willie Bloomquist gets his fourth appearance of the year, starting at short and batting seventh. Justin Ruggiano will play left and bat sixth. 


Mariners adjust lineup for A's LHP Drew Pomeranz


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is going with six right-handed hitters against the Athletics Friday night, according to MLB.com. 

With Athletics southpaw Drew Pomeranz on the mound, McClendon is giving Dustin Ackley and shortstop Brad Miller some rest. Both are left-handed hitters and McClendon has opted for outfielder Justin Ruggiano and shortstop Willie Bloomquist instead. 

Ruggiano is hitting sixth and Bloomquist ninth. The only left-handed hitters in the lineup are Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison. 


Mariners outfielder Justin Ruggiano owning reserve role this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Mariners outfielder Justin Ruggiano knows he's an add-on this season. Ruggiano, 32, will play in a reserve role this year for Seattle with Seth Smith and Austin Jackson considered starters. Ruggiano played in a minor league game Monday to get some extra work, reports MLB.com.

"I like doing that," Ruggiano said. "You can do whatever you want. You can take two strikes and work on your two-strike approach. You're not there trying to win a job, you're just working on things. To me, it's very beneficial. I'd go down there a couple times a week from here on out if I can. Get the ABs, work on some things."

With roles already filled in, Ruggiano knows he has to be ready no matter when manager Lloyd McClendon calls on him.

"You have a little more work to do between starts or pinch-hits or whatever it is you're going to do," he said. "You have a little more maintenance. It may require you standing in on some bullpens to see some live pitching, if you go a couple days without seeing it. In that aspect, yeah, there's a little more work than guys who play every day. But you just get comfortable being uncomfortable. Just be comfortable and let it all hang out."


Mariners DH Nelson Cruz to see time in right field 'on occasion'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz will see time in right field "on occasion" in order to let the team stream players through the designated-hiter slot, MLB.com reports.

"He’ll play out there in the season on occasion, because it’s nice to be able to rotate him out of that DH spot and give somebody else a day off and get him back on his feet," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "How much he’ll play in the spring, I’m not sure. But it would be safe to say he’ll play his share of games during the season in right field."

Cruz will primarly serve as a designated hitter by the Mariners but has played 744 games in right field in his career and 833 games in the outfield overall. While he's not on defense, the team is expected to use Seth Smith against most righties and Justin Ruggiano against most southpaws.


Mariners planning on batting Smith, Ruggiano in second spot in lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he is tentatively planning to bat the right-field tandem of Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano second in the lineup, per The New Tribune.

The Mariners ranked last in the majors last season in on-base percentage (.260) from their No. 2 hitters. No other team was lower than .279.

Smith had a .367 OBP last season for San Diego, while Ruggiano had a .337 OBP in 81 games for the Cubs.


Report: Mariners, Austin Jackson agree to $7.7-million deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Mariners have avoided arbitration with outfielder Austin Jackson by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.7 million, the Seattle Times reports.

The team was able to avoid arbitration with five players in all Friday by agreeing to the terms of one-year contracts for each player. First basman Logan Morrison is scheduled to make $2.725 million with incentives for reaching 500 and 600 plate appearances. Outfielder Dustin Ackley will take in $2.6 million as well as another $50,000 bonus for reaching 500 plate appearances.

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired from the Cubs earlier this offseason, will make $2.5 million and can earn another $20,000 if he reaches 375 plate appearances. Pitcher Charlie Furbush will earn $1.3 million.


M's, Justin Ruggiano avoid arbitration with one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Mariners and outfielder Justin Ruggiano have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.505 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday.

Ruggiano was sent to Seattle from Chicago via trade in December. He played in 81 games in 2014, hit .281 with six home runs and 28 RBI for the Cubs. He spent the previous two seasons with the Marlins, where in 2012, he hit a career high .313 with 23 doubles and 36 RBI.


Cubs, Mariners agree on deal for OF Justin Ruggiano


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been sent to the Mariners in a deal that will send minor league pitcher Matt Brazis to Chicago, the team announced Wednesday. 

Ruggiano, who played in 81 games in 2014, hit .281 with six home runs and 28 RBI for the Cubs. He spent the previous two seasons with the Marlins, where in 2012, he hit a career high .313 with 23 doubles and 36 RBI.

Brazis went 8-6 with 14 saves and 2.89 ERA in three years with four teams in the Mariners minor league organization. 


Cubs tender eight arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline. Those players included: Pitchers Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta, outfielder Chris Coghlan,  third baseman Luis Valbuena, reliever Pedro Strop, outfielder Justin Ruggiano, pitcher Felix Doubront and catcher Welington Castillo.

Report: Cubs to tender offers to 10 arbitration-eligible players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Cubs are expected to tender offers to the 10 arbitration-eligible players on their roster by Tuesday's deadline, according to MLB.com. The 10 players are Travis WoodJake ArrietaJohn BakerWelington CastilloChris CoghlanFelix DoubrontJustin RuggianoPedro StropLuis Valbuena and Wesley Wright.

Justin Ruggiano moved to 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Cubs moved outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, just a few days after he underwent season-ending ankle surgery in recent days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster.

Ruggiano finished the season hitting .281/.337/.429 in 224 at-bats, with six home runs and 28 RBI as a part-time player. 


Justin Ruggiano out after season-ending ankle surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will miss the rest of the year due to season-ending ankle surgery, according to the  Chicago Tribune

Ruggiano has been sidelined since August 22 due to the issue. He met with a specialist recently, and surgery was recommended. 


Justin Ruggiano set to see specialist


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will visit with a specialist to determine the exact nature of the ankle injury that landed him on the disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Ruggiano had been out for nearly a week before the team opted to put him on the DL, and at this point no timetable for a potential return is known.  


Justin Ruggiano placed on disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

Ruggiano has been sidelined since August 23 due to an ankle injury. He's hitting .281/.337/.429 over 224 at-bats.