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Darin Ruf, Eduardo Escobar tease new Mets roles with big hits against lefty

Everything was briefly all right once the Mets finally faced a lefty Friday night.  The Mets had faced righty starters all week, which meant Darin Ruf, acquired from the Giants at the trade deadline, and Eduardo Escobar, who had recently been forced into a platoon, have been out of the lineup so their lefty-hitting complements could play.  Ruf and Escobar stayed ready and took advantage of the opportunity as soon as a southpaw emerged from the Braves’ bullpen.  Both hitters came through in the clutch with run-scoring hits in a four-run fifth inning that gave the Mets hope, but was not enough in...
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Darin Ruf brings righty DH bat, October experience to Mets

WASHINGTON — Darin Ruf’s proficiency against lefties and his veteran experience are two key attributes he brings to the Mets, and his taste of playoff baseball last season with the Giants certainly doesn’t hurt. “I think it’s very valuable to get that first sense of the pressure and attention that especially, we played the Dodgers last year, it was quite the fanfare,” Ruf said Wednesday upon reporting to the Mets, a day after he was acquired in a deal that sent J.D. Davis and three minor leaguers to San Francisco. “Hopefully it’s very valuable and you know what to expect going forward,...
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As he makes the move to New York, he bids farewell to the San Francisco Giants. BUY METS TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER. “I have a lot of great memories, a lot of great friends that I’m going to miss,” Ruf said. “But I’m very excited for the opportunity in New York. They have a great team, great players. Guys that I played against throughout my career. I’m really looking forward to that, too. It’s just a lot to take in today.”
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Mets acquire OF/1B Darin Ruf from Giants

The New York Mets acquired outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for third baseman J.D. Davis and prospects. In addition to Davis, the Giants also will receive left-hander Thomas Szapucki, along with Class-A left-hander Nick Zwack and right-hander Carson Seymour. Ruf, 36, has 11 home...
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Mets get Darin Ruf from Giants for JD Davis and 3 prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first-place New York Mets acquired Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants for J.D. Davis and three pitching prospects in an exchange of right-handed bats ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. Left-handers Thomas Szapucki and Nick Zwack also went to the Giants along with right-hander...
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