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Carlos Ruiz | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.
Many starting catchers get a breather on Sundays, and that's the case here with Ruiz. Cameron Rupp will catch Severino Gonzalez. May 3 - 10:20 AM

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Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday.

Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate and hit eighth against Cardinals left-hander Tim Cooney. It's just a day of rest for Ruiz, who should be back in action Friday.
Apr 30 - 1:20 PM

Carlos Ruiz had a perfect night at the plate, finishing 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Phillies won 4-1 against the Cardinals on Monday.

Ruiz had been in a two-week-long funk, batting 4-for-33 (.121) dating back to April 13. The catcher singled and scored in the seventh, then doubled and scored in the ninth. Ruiz, 36, has the most fantasy value in two-catcher leagues that use on-base percentage, but that isn't saying much.
Apr 27 - 11:15 PM

Carlos Ruiz went hitless in a third straight game Thursday, going 0-for-4 against the Nationals.

Ruiz is without an extra-base hit and has just one run scored and one RBI through seven starts. Between his lack of power and the lack of anyone good hitting around him in the order, he's not even much of a second catcher in two-catcher mixed leagues these days.
Apr 16 - 9:33 PM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Carlos Ruiz "is available just as every Phillies player is."

There are certainly drawbacks with Ruiz. He'll turn 36 in January, has faded offensively the last two seasons and has spent time on the disabled list in each of the last six campaigns. He's also recovering from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder and is owed $17.5 million over the next two seasons. However, Ruiz would still be an upgrade behind the plate for many clubs, so in a market thin at catcher he could have appeal.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Carlos Ruiz underwent left shoulder surgery this week.

Ruiz recently said that he has been playing through left shoulder soreness all season, so he finally got the issue addressed. The good news is that he is expected to be ready for spring training. The 35-year-old batted .252/.347/.370 with six home runs and 31 RBI over 110 games this season. He's owed $8.5 million in each of the next two season and his contract includes a $4.5 million club option for 2017 or a $500,000 buyout.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Carlos Ruiz revealed Thursday that he's been playing with a sore left shoulder all season.

Ruiz tweaked something while working out during spring training and he said the pain in his shoulder has gotten progressively worse as the season as gone along. "It’s better after I have a little rest," said Ruiz, who didn't start Thursday for the third time in the last six games. Ruiz will have the shoulder examined after the season to see if he needs to have surgery.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run in Tuesday's victory against the Braves.

Ruiz broke a scoreless tie to lead off the top of the fifth inning, lifting a solo home run off of Mike Minor. He added an RBI double in the eighth inning to pad the Phillies' lead to 3-0. Though the power hasn't been there often, Ruiz has otherwise had a nice season, slashing .264/.362/.385 with five home runs and 25 RBI.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a routine day off after he had to catch 15 innings Tuesday. Wil Nieves is catching David Buchanan in Ruiz's place.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-4 and doubled in the Phillies' lone run in Friday's loss to the Mets.

The Phillies had both Ruiz and Marlon Byrd finish with four hits, yet they lost 7-1. They were the first team since 2011 to have 13 hits in a nine-inning game and score just one run in the process.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Phillies activated C Carlos Ruiz from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Ruiz wasn't supposed to be back until Friday, but the Phils decided to make the move a couple days early. The veteran backstop was been out since late June with post-concussion symptoms, but he got through five rehab games with no issues and is ready to go.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

The thought had been that Ruiz would return early this week, but apparently the Phillies want to keep the catcher on his rehab assignment a bit longer. Ruiz went 1-for-4 at the plate while catching seven innings Saturday in his third rehab game for High-A Clearwater.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Clearwater on Thursday.

He'll play with Clearwater through the weekend before rejoining the Phillies early next week if all goes well. Ruiz has been out since late June with concussion issues, but he's been symptom-free for a while now and is ready to tests things out in game action.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activities after his second positive IMPACT test in three days.

Ruiz hasn't played since he was hit in the helmet by a pitch on June 26. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro had previously said Ruiz will start baseball activities this weekend if Wednesday's test went well. If things continue to progress, the catcher will likely be ready to go shortly after the All-Star break.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Monday that Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could return in mid-July.

Ruiz had another IMPACT test Monday, and Amaro said the test "went very good. Much improved from his last test. The plan is for him to do some more exertion exercises and then another test probably on Wednesday, and if he’s cleared to go at about 100 percent then we’ll start with baseball activities sometime this weekend." Amaro added that Ruiz would need to get in some rehab at-bats before returning.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Severino Gonzalez
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Luis Garcia
8Dustin McGowan