Mon, 04 May 2015 16:22:41 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano will see the majority of time in center field with OF Austin Jackson (ankle) on the disabled list, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) immediately becomes a short-term AL-only solution for those hurting in the outfield. At FantasyScore, though, he's a low-end outfield commodity that's strictly a matchup play, mainly against left-handed hurlers.
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:35:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano is starting in center field and hitting second in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker Monday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) figures to see pretty regular playing time with Austin Jackson (ankle) on the DL. Ruggiano is hitting just .222 (6-for-27) with two stolen bases on the year, though. Even against Shoemaker, who has been vulnerable to the home run of late, Ruggiano is a weaker FantasyScore play tonight.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:13:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 27. OF Justin Ruggiano is hitting leadoff and starting in center field against Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) normally only plays for Seattle against a left-handed pitcher, but they are trying to mix things up, especially at the top of the order. He's not a great FantasyScore option normally, but against Gallardo and the Rangers in Texas, he qualifies as a sleeper worth taking a flyer on to save money elsewhere in your lineups.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:11:54 -0700
Seattle Mariners 2B Rickie Weeks and OF Justin Ruggiano will both draw starts against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson Tuesday, April 7, as they utilize their platoons. Weeks will replace 2B Dustin Ackley at second, while Ruggiano will replace OF Seth Smith in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Weeks ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) and Ruggiano ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should both be considered as cheap alternatives at FantasyScore today, especially against Wilson, who is coming a poor 2014 season and an unhealthy spring training.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:17:46 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano is expected to work in a platoon situation in right field with OF Seth Smith, although manager Lloyd McClendon isn't expected to use the plan during Cactus League spring games.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano won't have a whole lot of fantasy appeal outside of AL-only leagues unless injuries open up a more prominent role.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:08:38 -0800
Seattle Mariners OFs Justin Ruggiano and Seth Smith are projected to be part of a right field platoon situation. Manager Lloyd McClendon is tentatively planning to use the two outfielders in the No. 2 slot of the batting order.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:42:22 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2,505,000 deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:01:01 -0800
Seattle Mariners OFs Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano likely will be part of a platoon in right field this upcoming season.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:35:21 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Logan Bawcom was designated for assignment Wednesday, Dec. 17. The move clears space for OF Justin Ruggiano on the 40-man roster.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:39:39 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have traded OF Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for P Matt Brazis.