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Local draft pick Brian Ruiz signs with Tribe

By sstorm Published: August 9, 2011

The Indians signed OF BRIAN RUIZ, the organization's 41st-round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Cleveland's Lincoln-West High School.

Ruiz was the Player of the Year in the Senate Athletic League for the second consecutive season, batting .600 with 22 RBI while using a wooden bat all season.  The right-handed hitting centerfielder led the Wolverines to the Division I district semifinals, the farthest a Cleveland public school has advanced in 24 years. He was a member of the Senate All-Star team for three years.

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