X-rays negative for Ruiz after Futures Game exit

Dodgers' No. 2 prospect dealing with swollen right hand after foul tip

July 15th, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Dodgers prospect Keibert Ruiz left Sunday afternoon's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which Team USA won, 10-6, at Nationals Park in the seventh inning with a swollen right hand. X-rays on Ruiz's hand came back negative.

Angels prospect Jo Adell's foul tip hit Ruiz's right hand near the beginning of the seventh frame. The Dodgers No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, remained on the field for a few moments while a trainer checked on him before he exited. Cubs prospect Miguel Amaya replaced the 19-year-old.

Ruiz, who's right-handed, caught just 1 1/3 innings after taking over for Amaya with two outs in the fifth inning. The Venezuelan struck out in his lone at-bat.

MLB Pipeline ranks Ruiz the 44th best prospect in baseball. The Dodgers' next best catching prospect after Ruiz, according to MLB Pipeline, is Will Smith, who's ranked the club's ninth-best prospect.

Ruiz is hitting .247 with nine home runs, 27 RBIs, 20 strikeouts and 16 walks over 66 games with Double-A Tulsa this season. Ruiz hit .300 or better in his previous three Minor League seasons.