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José Ruiz (baseball)

José Rafael Ruiz Aparicio (born October 21, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Diego Padres.

José Ruiz
Chicago White Sox – No. 66
Born: (1994-10-21) October 21, 1994 (age 25)
Guacara, Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 24, 2017, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record1–4
Earned run average5.36


San Diego PadresEdit

Ruiz signed with the San Diego Padres as an international free agent in July 2011. He started his career as a catcher, before converting into a pitcher during the 2016 season.[1] The Padres added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.

Ruiz started 2017 with the Lake Elsinore Storm and was called up to the Padres on July 24.[2] In his major league debut, Ruiz pitched a scoreless 9th, striking out 1 and walking 1. He struck out Yoenis Céspedes for his first strikeout. Ruiz was sent back down to Lake Elsinore the following day. On December 15, 2017, Ruiz was designated for assignment by the Padres.[3]

Chicago White SoxEdit

He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on December 22, 2017.[4]

He began 2018 with the Winston-Salem Dash. On September 4, 2018, he was called up to the major leagues.


  1. ^ Lin, Dennis. "Padres could make Bethancourt pitcher/catcher/outfielder". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tonight's roster will be ... interesting". Gaslamp Ball. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (December 15, 2017). "Padres Designate Jose Ruiz For Assignment". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Adams, Steve (December 22, 2017). "White Sox Claim Jose Ruiz From Padres". Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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