Rather than enter the off-season carrying three catchers on the 40-man roster, the
Nuno, a 29-year-old left-hander, has started in the past, but spent most of the last two seasons as a reliever. He posted a 3.53 earned-run average in 55 outings for the
The Dodgers acquired Ruiz in August in a controversial trade that shipped veteran catcher
But Ruiz, who turns 38 in January, was unlikely to remain a Dodger beyond 2016. His contract included a $4.5-million option for 2017, with a $500,000 buyout.