‘Goodbye SF’ Ruff from Samsung, ‘nest’ in Milwaukee with a minor contract

Darin Ruff (37), who played for the Samsung Lions, found a new team.

ESPN,스포츠토토 an American sports channel, reported on the 16th (Korean time) that “Ruff has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.” Ruff was recently released as a free agent (FA) after being treated as a designated for assignment (DFA) by the San Francisco Giants. ESPN said, “Milwaukee pays Ruff $541,935 (720 million won), calculated on a pro-rata basis of the minimum annual salary of $720,000 (960 million won) in the Major League (MLB), and San Francisco (2023 season) pays an annual salary of 3 million. I will be responsible for the buyout of $250,000 (330 million won) for the 2024 team option for $4 billion.”

Ruff has been active at Samsung for three seasons since 2017. During this period, his performance was 0.313 batting average (467 hits in 1493 at-bats) in 404 games, 86 home runs and 350 RBIs. He showed an impressive appearance as a center hitter to the extent of exceeding 100 RBIs for three consecutive years. After failing to renew his contract after the 2019 season, Ruff returned to the United States and wore a San Francisco uniform. In 2021, he recorded 16 homers and 43 RBIs, and succeeded in becoming a starting player.

However, when he was traded to the New York Mets in August of last year, his steps were twisted. After moving to the Mets, his batting average remained at 0.152 (10 hits in 66 at-bats) in 28 games, and he was evaluated as a ‘failed acquisition’, and after being released last April, he signed with San Francisco again. His performance this season was 0.261 batting average (6 hits in 23 at-bats) in 9 games. Excluded from San Francisco’s main power, he found a new team as a free agent and joined Milwaukee. Ruff’s overall performance in the big leagues (9 years) was a batting average of 0.240, 67 homers and 205 RBIs. After returning to the United States, he has a batting average of 0.239, 32 homers and 109 RBIs in 284 games (4 years).