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Justin Ruggiano
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Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-1 / 210 NFBC ADP: 715.40
Position: RFBorn: 4/12/1982 Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 25th Round by Dodgers (2004)

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Aug. 27 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Nine days after returning from injury, Ruggiano is heading back to the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Ruggiano injured his shoulder while taking a swing during the Mets' 9-4 over the Phillies on Friday at Citi Field. "He has a left shoulder that is pretty bad," manager Terry Collins said. "So we're going to try to rehab that shoulder and see where he is in a couple weeks."
Aug. 27 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE2:21 PM CT-Ruggiano struck out twice and then left in the sixth inning with left shoulder discomfort Friday.
Analysis: Ruggiano was playing in his fifth game since coming off the DL with a strained hamstring.
Aug. 21 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Ruggiano helped the Mets record a 9-5 win at San Francisco on Saturday by going 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Analysis: Ruggiano is a proven lefty masher who's hit .294 with a .936 OPS off southpaws over the last five seasons, giving him some matchup appeal despite his status as a platoon player.
Aug. 2 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Ruggiano belted a grand slam and finished 3 for 5 Thursday at San Francisco in his first game back from the disabled list.
Analysis: He returned from a two-week absence caused by a strained left hamstring. Ruggiano holds some value as a matchup play against left-handers, whom he's hit .293 with a .934 OPS against since 2012.
July 30 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Ruggiano has signed a free agent deal with the Mets and started in center field for Saturday's game against Colorado.
Analysis: Ruggiano was in Triple-A when he was released by the Texas organization on Tuesday. He had been sent to the minors by the Rangers after only one game. The 34-year-old is a career .256 hitter.

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