Chance Ruffin

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Chance Ruffin
Born: (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 30)
Austin, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 25, 2011, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 5.60
Strikeouts 33

Chance Kraig Ruffin (born September 8, 1988) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Ruffin was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Texas at Austin.

Ruffin was called up and made his Major League debut on July 25, 2011.[1]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On August 17, 2011, Ruffin was sent to the Mariners to complete an earlier trade for Doug Fister and David Pauley.[2]

Ruffin was designated for assignment on December 18, 2013, after the signing of outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.[3] He was not claimed on waivers, and was outrighted to AAA Tacoma.[4]

Following AAA Tacoma's game on July 4, 2014, Ruffin retired suddenly from baseball.

Personal life[edit]

His father Bruce Ruffin, played in the major leagues from 1987 to 1997.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pouliot, Matthew (July 24, 2011). "Tigers to call up 2010 supplemental first-round pick Chance Ruffin". Hardball Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Lowe, John; James Jahnke. "Tigers send Chance Ruffin to Mariners to complete trade". Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Twitter / Mariners: To make room on the #Mariners 40-man roster for Franklin Gutierrez, RHP Chance Ruffin has been designated for assignment.
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  5. ^ Kornacki, Steve (November 2, 2010). "Tigers prospect Chance Ruffin named to Arizona Fall League All-Star squad". MLive. Retrieved July 25, 2011.

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