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Carlos Ruiz | Catcher | #51

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / UDFA / PHI
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Carlos Ruiz's surprising start to the season continued Monday, as he went 3-for-4 at the plate in a loss to the Cardinals.
Ruiz grounded out in his first at-bat but then singled, doubled and singled in his next three trips to the dish. The veteran catcher is second on the depth chart behind Cameron Rupp, but he's earned more time than he was probably supposed to receive with a .341/.413/.634 start to the season. May 2 - 11:35 PM

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Carlos Ruiz continued his mini power surge, connecting with his third homer of the year in the eighth inning against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Ruiz is 37 years old and doesn't play everyday, but he's taken advantage of the playing time he's been given. After hammering a 3-2 pitch from lefty Sammy Solis over the left-field wall in the eighth inning, prompting some "Chooch!" chants, he is now hitting .294/.368/.588 in 38 plate appearances. The Phillies won't be afraid to give him additional opportunities to start if he continues to swing the bat well.
Apr 27 - 10:41 PM

Carlos Ruiz homered and doubled Thursday against the Reds on Thursday.

Quite the unexpected outburst from the veteran backstop. Ruiz didn't have a single extra-base hit this spring. In 2015, he had only two homers and one game in which he had multiple extra-base hits. The hits today were legit, though. He lined a double to the opposite field and then took Keyvius Sampson well out to left in the eighth. Ruiz is supposed to play behind Cameron Rupp this season, but more at-bats could come if he hits. The Phillies would surely like to build up his trade value some.
Apr 7 - 3:54 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:53:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 04:02:00 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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 03:39:00 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.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 03:28:00 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.
Sun, May 31, 2015 10:54:00 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.
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:11:00 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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 12:25:00 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 11:13:00 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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It's just a breather for Ruiz. Cameron Rupp will catch Chad Billingsley.
Sun, May 10, 2015 10:53:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:20:00 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.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Bailey
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Edubray Ramos
7Severino Gonzalez