Braves INF Rio Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles
ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.
Ruiz played a total of 72 games with Atlanta, hitting .189 with four homers and 21 RBIs. He spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Gwinnett, where he batted .269 with nine homers and 72 RBIs.
Originally drafted by Houston, Ruiz was dealt to the Braves in a January 2015 trade that also included pitcher Mike Foltynewicz and sent Evan Gattis to the Astros.
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Updated December 10, 2018