Rays Designate Justin Ruggiano For Assignment

Justin Ruggiano told Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times that he's being designated for assignment (Twitter link). The 28-year-old outfielder loses his roster spot since the Rays had to create space for new acquisitions Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon.

Ruggiano, who played for the Rays in 2007 and 2008, spent last year at Triple-A Durham. He hit 15 homers for the second consecutive season and posted a .287/.357/.453 line. The 25th-rounder has a .561 OPS in 96 big league plate appearances.

4 Responses to Rays Designate Justin Ruggiano For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. joeybw 4 years ago

    Not shocking at all, now DFA Lobaton please. Meanwhile with 1 less OF, Desmond Jennings just has to hope for an injury to Sam Fuld/Damon/Manny/Upton/Joyce and he makes the team.

    Yes I count Manny because if he gets hurt, they would move Damon to DH.

    • df7215 4 years ago

      so are you saying that you also are hoping for an injury to one of those guys?

    • diesel2410 4 years ago

      Jennings could make the team over Fuld, unless he’s out of options. Is he?

      • joeybw 4 years ago

        Fuld and Ruggiano were both out of options, Jennings has 2 left I think.

        As for the other question, no, I never want an injury especially to our OF, its talented, if someone besides Longoria wants to get hurt in the infield, I wont cry about it.

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