Rio Ruiz continues to thrive in his return to the majors

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Rio Ruiz continues to thrive in his return to the majors
Rio Ruiz continues to thrive in his return to the majors

On Friday, Aug. 9, Rio Ruiz was called up from Triple-A Norfolk. On Saturday, he homered. On Sunday, he homered again - and this time, it was a walk-off, capping off an 8-7 win over the Astros, one of the best Orioles wins of the season. Here we are, nearly a month later, and the good times have continued to roll for the 25-year-old. Since getting the call up from the Tides, to whom he was optioned on July 24, Ruiz has seen his fortunes at the plate improve. His average isn't any better - he was batting .238 at the time of his demotion, and he's hit .231 since for an overall average of .237. His power numbers, however, have been a different story. When he was sent down, Ruiz was slugging .335,

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