Giants Trade Darin Ruf To New York Mets, Reports Say

Aug 2, 2022, 1:12 PM | Updated: 2:39 pm

Darin Ruf hits a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at O...

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 15: Darin Ruf #33 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on July 15, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

A New York baseball team is getting another Bay Area ball player.

The San Francisco Giants are sending first baseman 36-year-old Darin Ruf to the New York Mets in exchange for multiple prospects, first reported by Joel Sherman, MLB Network Insider and later confirmed by the Giants.

One of the prospects is Elk Grove native J.D. Davis. In 66 games for the Mets this year, Davis has hit .238 with four home runs and 21 runs batted in. While talking to reporters in New York, Davis said selfishly, he is excited to play closer to home. 

The Giants also receive three pitchers; Carson Seymour, Nick Zwack, and Thomas Szapucki.

In 90 games with the Giants, Darin Ruf was hitting .216 with 38 RBIs and 11 home runs. He joined the team in 2020 after starting his MLB career with the Phillies.

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On Monday, the Oakland A’s traded right-handed pitchers Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino to the New York Yankees for minor league prospects.

The biggest news to come out of baseball before the trade deadline though was Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals parting ways. Soto and first baseman Josh Bell were traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for multiple players. Additional moves that were made Tuesday before MLB’s trade deadline include:



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