Keibert Jose Ruiz is a 23-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. 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 made his professional debut in 2019 with the Tulsa Drillers. 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 broke his finger in early August, effectively ending his season. In 2019, he hit in 85 games between the two levels. 261 yards, six home runs, and 34 RBI
On July 30, 2021, the Dodgers traded Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Donovan Casey, and Gerardo Carrillo to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer.
Ruiz hit his first home run for the Nationals on August 3, 2021, for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Ruiz was promoted to the Major Leagues on August 30 and made his Nationals debut the following 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.
How Much Does Keibert Ruiz Make?
Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals, Keibert Ruiz currently earns a salary of $701,300 per year.