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San Gabriel’s Ruiz Drafted by Blue Jays

Antonio Ruiz, who played his senior year at San Gabriel, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 40th round Saturday in the Major League Baseball first year player draft. Ruiz was the 1,195th pick overall.

Ruiz hit .431 with two home runs, a triple, five doubles and 12 RBI for the Matadors while scoring 22 runs last season. In his junior year, the 6-4, 205 pound 1B/P hit .432 with three home runs while posting an 0.79 ERA on the mound for La Salle. Ruiz played little league at El Monte American at Pioneer Park.

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