There is no myth of KBO reverse export. Darin Ruff (37), who played an active role as the Samsung Lions’ fourth hitter in the past, was released from the New York Mets.
American media ESPN said on the 4th (Korean time), “The New York Mets have assigned first baseman and outfielder Ruff.”토토사이트
Ruff, who was traded from San Francisco to the New York Mets during last season, suffered extreme sluggishness with a batting average of 0.152 and 7 RBIs and an OPS of 0.413 without a home run in 28 games.
His sluggish performance continued this year as well. In 11 exhibition games he played, he had a batting average of 0.167 with two doubles and one RBI.
A trade tried to open the way, but no team was looking for the now 36-year-old Rough. In the end, the Mets chose to release the rough.
Ruff served as Samsung’s fourth hitter for three years from 2017 to 2019, recording a batting average of 0.313, 86 homers, 350 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.968 in 404 games. In particular, in the 2017 season, he became the KBO League RBI leader.
Ahead of the 2020 season, he signed a minor league contract with San Francisco and embarked on a re-challenge in the major leagues. It was expected to be difficult due to his age, but he succeeded in converting his major league contract and made a big success with a batting average of 0.272, 21 homers, 61 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.900 in 157 games for two years. For that reason, along with Merrill Kelly (35, Arizona), it was called the KBO League reverse export myth.
However, last year in San Francisco, he was sluggish with a batting average of 0.216 in 90 games, traded to the New York Mets, and finally released after 3 years of retrying in the major leagues. It looks like he will be on his way to retirement.