Keibert Jose Ruiz is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. On July 20, 1998, he was born. (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. In 44 games for the Dominican Summer League Dodgers in his debut professional season, he batted.300 with one home run, 19 RBIs, and eight doubles.
Ruiz debuted with the Tulsa Drillers in 2019. 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.
Ruiz has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.