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Carlos Ruiz | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 19 - 11:43 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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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.
Sep 2 - 10:18 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.
Aug 6 - 2:40 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.
Jul 28 - 10:25 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.
Jul 23 - 2:16 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.
Jul 20 - 10:34 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.
Jul 16 - 11:48 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.
Jul 9 - 8:31 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
Jul 7 - 9:47 PM

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not return before the All-Star break.

Results of Ruiz's IMPACT test Monday aren't yet known, but it appears that he hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. The Phillies' backstop has been experiencing concussion symptoms since taking a pitch to the helmet back on June 26.
Jul 7 - 7:23 PM

While Carlos Ruiz (concussion) has experienced improvement, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that the catcher is "still a ways off."

Ruiz will take another IMPACT test on Monday, at which point the club will have a better idea how close he is. However, it doesn't sound like he'll be returning prior to the All-Star break.
Jul 6 - 9:37 AM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Friday that Carlos Ruiz has experienced improvement with his concussion symptoms.

Chooch will take another IMPACT test on Monday to see if he's ready to resume baseball activities. He'll be activated quickly once the symptoms subside, but until that happens there's no timetable for his return.
Jul 4 - 2:26 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Tuesday that Carlos Ruiz's concussion "is maybe a little more serious than we originally thought, unfortunately."

"He's had concussion issues in the past, so we have to be careful with him," the GM added. Ruiz was placed on the disabled list following a concussion suffered last Thursday, and he's yet to make any progress. The catcher has been administered IMPACT tests but hasn't passed them. "He's failing those tests," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He still gets the dizziness and the eye sensation to brightness." There's no timetable for Ruiz's return.
Jul 1 - 7:55 PM

Phillies placed C Carlos Ruiz on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

In a corresponding move, Koyie Hill was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster. As long as he's able to pass his concussion protocol, he should be able to return to the Phillies at some point next week.
Jun 27 - 7:04 PM

Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Ruiz continues to be an on-base machine, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances on Tuesday. His .396 on-base percentage leaves him in a tie with Victor Martinez for 10th-best in baseball. The power, though, is still absent as he has a meager .381 slugging percentage.
May 27 - 11:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia
11Sean O'Sullivan