Washington extends 8-year, $50 million contract with ‘Legacy of the Trade’ Ruiz
- on Mar 12, 2023
The Washington Nationals have agreed to a long-term contract with catcher Keibert Ruiz (25).
The Nationals announced on the 12th (Korean time) that they had agreed to an eight-year contract with Ruiz in the name of general manager Mike Rizzo, plus a two-year team option.
The size of the contract reported by local media such as the ‘New York Post’ is 50 million dollars (66.15 billion won).
Ruiz, from Venezuela, moved to Washington from the Los Angeles Dodgers through a trade in July 2021.
It was a huge trade. The Nationals also acquired Josiah Gray, Donovan Casey, and Herael Carrillo in exchange for team ace Max Scherzer and starting shortstop Trey Turner to the Dodgers.
This trade was like a ray of light for Ruiz, who was blocked by Will Smith at the Dodgers and never had a chance.메이저놀이터
After the transfer, he took a steady chance by participating in 135 games in two seasons. He had a batting average of 0.257, an on-base percentage of 0.319 and a slugging percentage of 0.366.
In the 2022 season, he recorded a batting average of 0.251 on-base percentage, 0.313 slugging percentage, 0.360, 7 homers and 36 RBIs in 112 games, the most since his debut.
On defense, he played 1042 innings, stopping 37 out of a total of 66 stolen base attempts, recording a stealing rate of 56%.
For the Nationals, Ruiz is tied for first place among catchers in the 2022 National League in checkers (4), second in steals (18), second in games played (112 games), fifth in doubles (22), fifth in hits (99) It was introduced that he tied for 6th in long hits (29).