|Dec. 17 12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)2:35 PM CT-Ruggiano has agreed to to a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Rangers.
Analysis: The journeyman outfielder owns a .290 average against left-handed pitchers since 2012 and could serve in a platoon capacity with the oft-injured Josh Hamilton. Ruggiano batted .248 with six home runs in 57 games with Seattle and the Dodgers last season.
|Nov. 6 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-Ruggiano elected to become a free agent Friday rather than accept an outright assignment to the minor leagues.
Analysis: The 33-year-old was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Dodgers, who needed to clear a roster spot. Ruggiano would have been eligible for salary arbitration if he had remained on the team's 40-man roster and been offered a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline.
|Sep. 12 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Ruggiano provided the Dodgers' only runs in a 12-4 loss to Arizona on Friday with a grand slam.
Analysis: Ruggiano has three of his five homers in his last four games. He is 6 for 12 with five extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in his past five.
|June 4 4:48 PM PT5:48 PM MT6:48 PM CT7:48 PM ET19:48 ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST7:18 PM VEN3:48 UAE (+1)6:48 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have designated for assignment Ruggiano to clear a roster spot for the addition of reserve catcher Jesus Sucre from Triple-A Tacoma.
Analysis: Ruggiano, 33, appeared in 36 games and hit .214 with two home runs. He was acquired from the Chicago Cubs last December in exchange for left-hander Matt Brazis.