The Chicago White Sox should not be using Jose Ruiz in big moments anymore.
It would be one thing if Jose Ruiz was used right. Tony La Russa uses him in way too many high-leverage situations for him to remain on the roster. It probably won’t change but he has no business being on this team once the deadline passes.
The White Sox are for sure going to make a trade for a reliever before the deadline and that will take up a roster spot. Ruiz should be one of the folks to go in order to make room for that reliever as they are sure to provide something more.
Plenty of good relief pitchers are out there for the White Sox to consider. They need to go out and get one of them so that they have a bullpen that is ready for the stretch run. It is a group that already has a history of pitching well when it matters most.
Ruiz has been a decent stop gap when he is used right but he can’t be trusted in high leverage situations. Once again, if Tony La Russa used him right he would be fine but they need someone new to come in and take his place via trade. This bullpen needs to put its best foot forward now.