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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
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Ruiz went 0-for-3 with a run scored Friday against the Rockies.
Ruiz reached base on an error by Nolan Arenado in the fifth inning and scored the only run of the evening for Philadelphia. The 35-year-old backstop owns a healthy .345 on-base percentage through 13 games, but he's hitting just .217 and has yet to drive in a run. Those in two-catcher mixed leagues can likely do better these days. Apr 19 - 1:25 AM

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Carlos Ruiz doubled twice and scored twice in five at-bats as the Phillies lost 9-4 to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Ruiz represented a good portion of the Phillies' offense, which was quieted after a three-run first inning against Matt Garza. Ruiz pushed his average up to .231, which isn't terribly impressive, but he also pushed his on-base percentage close to .400.
Apr 9 - 10:49 PM

Carlos Ruiz will hit third for the first time in his career Tuesday against the Brewers.

The Phillies have shuffled their lineup around a bit with Chase Utley out with the flu. Ruiz has bounced around the order in the early part of the season, also hitting second, sixth, and seventh.
Apr 8 - 12:22 PM

Carlos Ruiz, hitting out of the second slot in the lineup, went 2-for-4 against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Ruiz started in the second slot in the lineup for just the fifth time in his career and he responded by seeing 29 pitches. He finished with a single, a double, a walk, and two runs scored. Ruiz is coming off of an awful 2013 season in which he started by serving a 25-game suspension for using Adderall. He now has an exemption to use the drug and the 35-year-old hopes to return to his productive ways.
Apr 2 - 11:28 PM

Carlos Ruiz has received an exemption to use Adderall in 2014.

Ruiz served a 25-game suspension at the start of last season for using the very same drug, but now he'll be able to use it without penalty. Adderall is used to treat ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 122 therapeutic use exemptions were granted in MLB last season, including 119 for ADHD. That's roughly 10 percent of major league players.
Feb 19 - 1:18 PM

Phillies re-signed C Carlos Ruiz to a three-year, $26 million contract.

The agreement was reported earlier this week, but it's now official. Ruiz is coming off a down year in which he hit just .268/.320/.368 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 92 games after serving a drug suspension, but the Phillies are banking on a rebound. His contract includes a club option for 2017.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 05:38:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have re-signed free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer says it's a three-year, $26 million deal with an option for the 2017 season. Ruiz drew heavy interest from the Rockies, Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays, but the Phillies made the biggest (and riskiest) offer in the end. Ruiz, 34, hit just .268/.320/.368 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 92 games this year after batting .325/.394/.540 in 2012. He will be Philly's primary catcher again in 2014.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:40:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Rockies have "moved on" from free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Ruiz supposedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table, and the Rockies aren't willing to beat that number. Colorado is looking to upgrade defensively from power-hitting catcher Wilin Rosario, who will likely see more time at first base and in right field next season. The Red Sox, Blue Jays and Phillies are among the teams with reported interest in the 34-year-old Ruiz.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 04:23:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox have not offered Carlos Ruiz a two-year, $20 million contract.

Ruiz's agent has told at least one team that his client has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table, but the Rockies and now the Red Sox have been ruled out as the teams that gave him that offer. The Blue Jays are also interested in the catcher, and the Phillies want to re-sign him.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Rockies aren't willing to top $20 million for Carlos Ruiz.

Ruiz's agent is telling teams that the veteran catcher has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table. If that's true, he would be wise to accept it. The Rockies are open to a two-year deal with Ruiz that includes an option for 2016, according to Sherman, but the guaranteed money will remain under the $20 million plateau. The Phillies, Blue Jays and Red Sox are also thought to have interest in Ruiz.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Carlos Ruiz's agent has told at least one team that his client has a two-year, $20 million offer.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Rockies have made an offer to Ruiz within the past 48 hours, but it's unclear whether the two-year, $20 million offer is from them. Either way, it may be too good of an offer to pass up. The Phillies, Blue Jays, and Red Sox are among the other clubs who reportedly have interest.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies made an offer to Carlos Ruiz over the past 48 hours.

Renck suspects that the Rockies may have to overpay in dollars or years to get Ruiz to bite, especially with the Phillies, Blue Jays and Red Sox also in the mix. If the Rockies are able to sign him, Renck speculates that Wilin Rosario would likely move to right field, while also seeing playing time at first base and behind the plate.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies will make an offer to free agent Carlos Ruiz, though it's unclear if they are willing to offer more than a two-year pact.

Should the Rockies succeed in signing the veteran backstop, Wilin Rosario would adjust to more of a utility role, seeing time at first base and in right field as well as behind the dish where he'd be mentored by the defensive whiz. Ruiz has been mentioned as a possibility for the Red Sox, and there's still a strong possibility of him returning to the Phillies.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports indicates that the Red Sox are a team to "keep an eye on" for free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Rosenthal notes that while the Red Sox have expressed interest in Brian McCann already, perhaps a short-term deal with Ruiz would make more sense. The 34-year-old backstop hit .268/.320/.368 with five homers and 37 RBI in 92 games with the Phillies this season.
Source: FOX Sports
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said the club will not wait long to address their catcher vacancy this offseason.

The Phils want to bring back Carlos Ruiz, but they will not wait on him if his free agency drags on like Jimmy Rollins' did in the winter of 2011. "I can assure you if it takes similar as long [to get a deal done], there will be very little chance of bringing Chooch back," Amaro said. "We can't afford to miss out on other opportunities." Brian McCann, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dioner Navarro and John Buck are fellow free agent catchers that the Phillies might consider.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Jonathan Pettibone
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6B.J. Rosenberg
7Mario Hollands
8Jeff Manship