Keibert Jose Ruiz was born on July 20, 1998, and is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Major League Baseball Washington Nationals (MLB). He formerly played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball.
Ruiz was signed as an international free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 for $140,000. He made his professional debut in 2015 with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers, where he batted.300 with one home run, 19 RBIs, and eight doubles in 44 games.
Ruiz began the 2019 season with Tulsa. He was named to the Texas League All-Star Game in the middle of the season. In July, Ruiz was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.
However, he fractured his finger in early August, therefore ending his season. In 85 games between the two levels in 2019, he hit.261 with six home runs and 34 RBI.
The Dodgers transferred Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Donovan Casey, and Gerardo Carrillo to the Washington Nationals on July 30, 2021, in exchange for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer.
Ruiz homered in his debut as a member of the Nationals organization on August 3, 2021, for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Ruiz was called back up to the Majors on August 30 and made his Nationals debut the same day, going 1-4 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
He would finish the season with a .272/.333/.409 slash line with 3 home runs in 96 plate appearances at the MLB level with the Dodgers and the Nationals.
There are no details about whether he has children or not. He may be may or may not have children. There are also no rumors about his children.