Veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz has ‘instant credibility’ with Mariners

Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz during the second day of spring training, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. — 200768 (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)
Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz during the second day of spring training, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Carlos Ruiz’s experience, and wisdom, were as much of a lure for the Mariners at this stage of his career as his catching ability.

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