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San Francisco Giants Designate Drew Stubbs For Assignment, Purchase Contract Of Justin Ruggiano

Justin Ruggiano was called up from Triple-A Sacramento and he is back to MLB for the first time since August, 2016.

The San Francisco Giants’ patience has run dry with Drew Stubbs. The outfielder was designated for assignment earlier today in a move that allowed Justin Ruggiano to get called back up to the big leagues, a level of baseball he hasn’t played since last August, when he had a brief spell with the New York Mets.

Stubbs managed an appalling two hits in 22 at-bats, both singles as well, spread out throughout ten games. He barely batted .091/.167/.091, walking twice and struck out on nine occasions. Such appalling figures meant an early exit from Bruce Bochy’s Giants. They now have up to a week to demote him to the minors, if he accepts, letting him walk for free or trading him, a possible move for any side that requires depth in their outfield.

Ruggiano was signed by the Giants in December, but he hasn’t had a good start to his Triple-A season in Sacramento. The outfielder boaste a slash line of .259/.298/.352, after smashing 14 hits, five of which were doubles, with a single run batted in and three runs scored across 15 plate appearances. The Wheaton College alum will be playing with his third team since the beginning of last year, including the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets.

He showed some good qualities while playing for the Mets, even though he only played eight games. The outfielder had a slash line of .300/.409/.650, as he managed to blast two home runs in 20 at-bats.


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