In a matching relocation, the Mets included right-hander Tommy Hunter to the 26-man lineup.
When the Mets got Ruf at the trade due date last summer season from the San Francisco Giants for infielder J.D. Davis, left-hander Thomas Szapucki and 2 pitching potential customers, they hoped he ‘d supply an efficient right-handed bat.
Rather, he struck.152 without any crowning achievement, 7 RBIs and a punching portion of.197. This spring, Ruf batted.167 in 11 video games, driving in one run.
The 36-year-old is due $3.25 million from the Mets.
In 8 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Giants and Mets, Ruf has a profession average of.239 with 67 homers and 202 RBIs.
Hunter, 36, went 0-1 with a 2.42 age in 18 relief looks for the Mets last season. He didn’t enable a run in 7 looks this spring, quiting 4 hits while starting out 11 in 9 innings.