Darin Ruff (37), who was active as the Samsung Lions’ fourth hitter in the past, was released from the New York Mets.
American media Sportsnet New York (SNY) said on the 4th (Korean time), “The New York Mets officially assigned Ruff last Sunday.”
Ruff, who was traded from San Francisco to the New York Mets during last season, suffered extreme sluggishness with a batting average of 0.152 and an OPS of 0.413 without a home run in 28 games. 먹튀검증
His sluggish performance continued in this year’s spring camp, and he recorded only two doubles and one RBI with a batting average of 0.167 in 11 games. New York Mets manager Buck Showalter said, “Rough is hitting 60% with a home run during practice batting. Nobody wants to talk about this,” but in the end, he was not on the opening game roster.
I tried to open the way with a trade, but no team was interested in the veteran designated hitter who is now 36 years old. SNY said, “New York Mets general manager Billy Appler talked about his time with Ruff and admitted that the trade was difficult.” “Ruff is paying $3 million this season. The New York Mets have assigned him. After that, I couldn’t find a trading partner, so I have to pay my full salary.”
Ruff served as Samsung’s fourth hitter for three years from 2017 to 2019, recording a batting average of 0.313, 86 home runs, 350 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.968 in 404 games.
Ahead of the 2020 season, he signed a minor league contract with San Francisco and embarked on a re-challenge in the major leagues. It was expected to be difficult due to his age, but he succeeded in converting to a major league contract and played a big role with a batting average of 0.272, 21 homers, 61 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.900 in 157 games for two years. For that reason, he, along with Merrill Kelly (35, Arizona), was called a living witness of the KBO League reverse export myth.
However, last year in San Francisco, he was sluggish with a batting average of 0.216 and OPS 0.701 in 90 games, and was traded to the New York Mets.