Keibert Ruiz

Keibert Ruiz

Height: 6-0
Weight: 238 lbs
Age: 25
Washington Nationals

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NBC SportsKeibert Ruiz is not in the Nationals' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

It's a routine day off for Ruiz with Riley Adams stepping in as the starting catcher. Ruiz has started to heat up at the plate over the last three weeks, hitting .295 in 16 games with two home runs, nine RBI, and seven runs. He also has just a 4.6 percent strikeout rate over that span and has re-emerged as an option in one-catcher formats.

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Thursday, Jul 11, 2024

NBC SportsJuan Yepez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

Yepez singled off Luis Severino in the fourth inning to drive in Lane Thomas and Keibert Ruiz, giving the Nationals a 2-1 lead after falling behind early. Playing in just his sixth game since being promoted to the big league squad on July 5, Yepez has now hit safely in every game he's appeared in, providing a nice spark in place of Joey Meneses. It's been an encouraging start for Yepez, who slashed .240/.286/.419 during his first two seasons with the Cardinals (2022-2023). He's a lifetime .270 hitter at Triple-A, so we'd expect this mini-hot streak to cool off at some point.

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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024

NBC SportsKeibert Ruiz went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer on Tuesday against the Mets.

The Nationals offense came alive late against the Mets bullpen after being stifled for seven innings by Jose Quintana and Ruiz made this a game with his ninth inning blast. Overall, it's been a disappointing season for Ruiz who's sporting just a .599 OPS as we approach the All-Star break.

Source: NBC Sports
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2024