Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:12:13 -0700
New York Mets OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, August 18.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:38:57 -0700
New York Mets OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) was sent to Class AAA Las Vegas Monday, Aug. 15, for a minor-league rehab assignment.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:46:18 -0700
New York Mets OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 2, with a strained left hamstring.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:22:15 -0700
New York Mets OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 2, due to a mild strain of his left hamstring.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:10:26 -0700
Free-agent OF Justin Ruggiano (Rangers) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Mets Saturday, July 30.
Mon, 16 May 2016 15:32:48 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Sean Manaea Monday, May 16. 3B Adrian Beltre is the designated hitter. 2B Hanser Alberto is starting at third base and hitting ninth, while OF Ryan Rua moves to first base and is batting sixth. OF Justin Ruggiano draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting seventh. Also, SS Elvis Andrus moves up to the two-hole.
Fantasy Tip: After a bounceback year in 2015, Fielder is hurting his fantasy owners big time with a slash line of .184/.253/.277 with just two home runs and 20 RBI in 38 games. If you have better options at first base, you should seriously consider benching Fielder for an extended period until he shows signs of life. Alberto, Rua and Ruggiano are all low-end options in daily games. Andrus gains notable value for DFS tonight, but has a limited ceiling in terms of what he can offer in terms of power and speed on a given day.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:23:11 -0800
Texas Rangers OFs Ryan Rua and Nomar Mazara will both receive a look in left field in spring training with OF Josh Hamilton (knee) slated to start on the disabled list. Rua was the Opening Day starter last year but wound up missing two months with a fractured heel. Mazara is the team's No. 2 prospect after hitting .284/.357/.443 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI at Class AA Frisco. OFs Justin Ruggiano, James Jones, Patrick Kivlehan and Lewis Brinson are other internal options.
Fantasy Tip: Rua had a tough break in 2015, but since he displayed those skills last spring, why can't he do it again. He's a speculative stash in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Mazara, only 20, clearly has more upside for the long term and is the better dart throw as a late-round flier.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:27:22 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Justin Ruggiano has worked as an outfielder for his entire professional career, but the team will also work him out at first base in spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Any additional positional versatility from an eligibility standpoint would boost Ruggiano's fantasy appeal, but he should still be limited to the deepest of AL-only leagues for now.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:35:42 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is seeking a second opinion on his sore left knee. He had surgery last season to clean out the cartilage in his left knee last season and experienced soreness in the winter. If he isn't ready the team has multiple options including OFs Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo, James Jones, Nomar Mazara, Ryan Rua and Justin Ruggiano.
Fantasy Tip: Itís uncertain how much time, if any, Hamilton will be forced to miss. The remaining outfielders are a hodgepodge and none are worth using outside of a deeper AL-only fantasy league. The team is also looking at a bevy of free-agent outfielders. Stay tuned.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:30:53 -0800
With Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) already feeling pain in his left knee this spring, the Rangers have alternatives in OFs Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Rua, Joey Gallo and James Jones. Another option is 1B Ike Davis, but he's played just two innings in the outfield in his career.
Fantasy Tip: As most everyone knows, Hamilton is a massive injury risk. Because of that, he's nothing more than a late-round stab in deep mixed leagues. The Rangers might have to get creative with all of their alternatives. Of that group, Gallo is the most attractive because of his monster power capabilities and third base eligibility.