RENO - The Reno Aces released first baseman Randy Ruiz on Thursday.
Ruiz played in 49 games with Reno this season, batting .331 with 60 hits in 181 at -bats. He also had nine doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 53 RBI.
Chris Gabel of the RGJ is reporting that the move was made so that Ruiz can sign with a Japanese baseball team. He played the last two seasons over in Japan.