Saturday, May 26, 2012

Justin Ruggiano traded to Miami

OKC outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been traded to the Miami Marlins for minor league catcher Jobduan Morales, reports Alyson Footer via twitter. 

Ruggiano was hitting, signed to a minor league deal by the Astros this past off season, was hitting .325/.409/.581 with five homeruns. 

Morales was the 2009 ninth round draft pick for Miami. He's yet to appear this season, but last year as a twenty year old he hit .275/.386/.444 with four home runs in 55 games, 52 of which were at the Low-A level. He caught just 15 % of would be base stealers, and the Marlins had him play about half of his time at first base.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this is another brilliant move by Lunhow to acquire depth. A switch hitting catcher drafted by a great team who has great prospects and great scouting. Also he is young and cheap for a longer time. Give this kid a couple of years and it just keeps adding to the depth. Plus he's only 20. This is a brilliant move. If Lunhow can keep this up, we will transition faster into a winning ballclub and will have more of a depth pool to pick from. I look forward to the day we have a really young team full of superstars and great ball players. I'm willing to wait 3 more years if they keep doing moves like this.