The Philadelphia Phillies made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Monday, signing hard-throwing right-hander Jose Ruiz to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Ruiz, 29, spent the 2023 season with the Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, posting a 5.89 ERA in 44.1 innings pitched.
Ruiz is known for his fastball, which can reach the upper 90s. He also throws a slider and a changeup. Ruiz has been inconsistent throughout his career, but he has the potential to be a valuable asset to the Phillies’ bullpen.
“We’re excited to add Jose to our organization,” Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. “He’s a hard-throwing pitcher with experience in the major leagues. We think he has the potential to be a contributor to our bullpen.”
Ruiz will be competing for a spot in the Phillies’ bullpen this spring. The Phillies have a number of talented pitchers in their bullpen, but they are always looking for ways to improve. Ruiz’s addition gives them another option with the potential to be a high-impact reliever.
Here are some additional details about the signing:
- Ruiz’s minor league deal includes an invitation to spring training.
- Ruiz will have a chance to compete for a spot in the Phillies’ bullpen.
- The Phillies are hoping that Ruiz can provide them with length and power out of the bullpen.
The signing of Ruiz is a positive move for the Phillies. He is a talented pitcher with the potential to be a valuable asset to their bullpen. The Phillies are hoping that Ruiz can help them make a deep playoff run in 2024.