A’s outfielder Esteury Ruiz leaves Wednesday’s win early with injury
Jul 6, 2023, 10:35 AM
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Wednesday was a day of highs and possibly lows for Oakland A’s outfielder Esteury Ruiz.
Early in the team’s 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers, Ruiz stole second base, his 42nd steal of the season, setting a new franchise rookie record. The 46-year-old record was previously set by Mitchell Page in 1977.
However, later in the game, the 24-year-old outfielder appeared to injure his should diving back to first base. A’s manager Mark Kotsay told reporters after the game Ruiz will have an X-Ray and “possibly an MRI” on Thursday.
“It’s his throwing arm and the dive back in, he felt something and wasn’t sure if there was a pop, but we’re going to get it examined,” Kotsay said.
Kotsay says Ruiz will get an X-ray and potentially an MRI on his right arm tomorrow pic.twitter.com/pYi0pV3Gsi
— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) July 6, 2023
The American League rookie record was set in 1992 by Kenny Lofton and still stands today. Prior to his injury, MLB tweeted that Ruiz is on pace to steal 80 bases this season, which would break Lofton’s record.
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