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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 went 3-for-4 with his second homer and ninth double Friday against the Giants.
Ruiz has been reduced to sharing time with Cameron Rupp because of his offensive struggles, but he's picked it up some lately, going 7-for-14 with four extra-base hits and three walks in his last four starts. The Phillies will probably restore some of his at-bats in the hopes of boosting his trade value. Jul 11 - 1:53 AM

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Carlos Ruiz is out of the Phillies' lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

He's sitting for the fourth time in the last five games. Ruiz, 36, is batting just .227/.296/.264 over 49 games this season and might continue to lose at-bats. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate again Tuesday.
Jun 23 - 4:02 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Monday.

Ruiz took multiple foul tips off his mask on Sunday afternoon, but there's no word of any sort of concussion symptoms. It's just a day off. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate on Monday night against the Yankees.
Jun 22 - 3:39 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Monday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran catcher, who's batting .237/.310/.276 in 46 games this season. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate and hit eighth.
Jun 15 - 3:28 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving a day off as many starting catchers do on Sunday. Cameron Rupp is catching in Ruiz's place.
May 31 - 10:54 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest. Cameron Rupp is catching in Ruiz's place.
May 27 - 10:11 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Cameron Rupp is filling in with Ruiz on the bench.
May 24 - 12:25 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day off. Cameron Rupp will catch Sean O'Sullivan while Ruiz rides the pine.
May 17 - 11:13 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday.

It's a day of rest for the veteran catcher, who's batting just .239/.309/.273. Cameron Rupp is filling in.
May 14 - 10:29 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It's just a breather for Ruiz. Cameron Rupp will catch Chad Billingsley.
May 10 - 10:53 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Chase Utley
3Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Ben Revere
2Domonic Brown
3Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Aaron Nola
5Adam Morgan
6Chad Billingsley
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Jake Diekman
3Justin De Fratus
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Luis Garcia
7Elvis Araujo
8Hector Neris