All you need to know about the details of new contract extension of Keibert Ruiz with the Washington Nationals.
Once the agreement was completed on Friday night, Keibert Ruiz and the Washington Nationals agreed on an extension that will pay him a total of $50 million over eight years and include two club options. Per the terms of the pact, the Nationals will be able to retain the services of their talented young catcher for at least the next ten years.
Ruiz, who will turn 24 years old this year, was acquired by the Nationals at the trade deadline in 2021 as part of the transaction that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ruiz will be playing in his second full season with the Nationals.
The Venezuelan player who bats left-handed finished the previous season with a.251 batting average, seven home runs, and 36 RBI in 112 games. In addition, he threw out 20 base runners before suffering a testicular contusion at the beginning of September, which brought an end to his season.
Ruiz’s next two pre-arbitration years, all three arbitration years, and the first three years of free agency will be covered under this contract. Mike Rizzo, the general manager of the Nationals, has emphasized the significance of building the roster with an emphasis on the middle positions while the team is still in the early phases of its rebuilding process. This description suits Ruiz and young pitchers Cade Cavalli, Josiah Gray, and MacKenzie Gore, all of whom are 25 years old or younger and whom he will assist in mentoring.
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