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Cameron Rupp | Catcher | #29

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 258
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
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Rangers signed C Cameron Rupp to a minor league contract.
He'll report to Triple-A Round Rock. Rupp was recently given his release by the Phillies after the club chose to go with Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp behind the plate to begin the season. The 29-year-old isn't a strong defender behind the plate, but he has some pop and makes for useful depth. Apr 3 - 12:07 PM

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Phillies released C Cameron Rupp.

The Phillies have decided to go with Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp behind the plate. By releasing Rupp, the club will only be responsible for one-quarter of his $2.05 million salary for 2018. The 29-year-old struggled behind the plate last year while posting a .716 OPS and 14 home runs in 88 games, but he shouldn't be out of a job for long.
Mar 26 - 3:45 PM

Phillies designated C Cameron Rupp for assignment.

Barring another move, it means that Andrew Knapp will be the backup catcher to Jorge Alfaro to start the 2018 season. The 29-year-old backstop could see interest from other teams looking for catching depth, but will likely head to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to begin 2018.
Mar 25 - 8:33 AM

Cameron Rupp hit a two-run homer off the bench Friday against the Blue Jays.

That's something. Neither Rupp (5-for-24, 11 strikeouts) or Andrew Knapp (3-18, 1 HR) has stepped up this spring to seize a job alongside Jorge Alfaro behind the plate. Given his veteran status and $2 million salary, Rupp has always been the favorite for the job.
Mar 16 - 5:44 PM

Phillies and C Cameron Rupp avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.05 million contract.

This was the first foray into salary arbitration for Rupp, who made slightly more than the MLB minimum in 2017 while posting a .716 OPS and 14 home runs in 88 games. He'll likely share catching duties with Jorge Alfaro this season in Philadelphia, though Andrew Knapp is in the mix there too.
Jan 10 - 11:28 AM

Cameron Rupp walked an hit a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Rupp's two-out, two-RBI double in the third inning broke a 1-1 tie and it would up being the game-winning hit. The Phillies catcher has been losing a bunch of playing time in favor of Jorge Alfaro lately.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Cameron Rupp slugged a solo homer and drew a bases-loaded walk Monday against the Braves.

it was his fourth homer in his last seven games, bringing his total to 14 for the year. Despite the recent power surge, Rupp has largely disappointed fantasy owners this season with a .228/.316/.453 batting line through 76 games.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Rupp put a final bow on a strong offensive night by the Phillies, cracking a solo home run in the ninth inning to put the Giants up by a 12-4 score. The backstop has now homered in back-to-back games. For the overall campaign, he owns a .233/.320/.446 triple-slash with 12 homers and 27 RBI over the course of 71 games played.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Cameron Rupp went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run double in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Rupp already had one double to his credit entering the top of the ninth inning, when he came up with another one. That second two-bagger drove in a pair of runs and lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 advantage (which would go on to stand as the final score). For the season as a whole, the backstop is hitting .234/.318/.435 with 10 homers and 25 RBI. His big showing on Sunday broke him out of an 0-for-13 rut.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Cameron Rupp cranked a pair of two-run homers during Wednesday's defeat of the Astros.

The first came off starter Mike Fiers to open the game's scoring in the fourth inning. The second came off reliever Michael Feliz to conclude the game's scoring in the sixth. First baseman Tommy Joseph was on base for both of them. Rupp now has a .233 batting average with nine home runs and 22 RBI on the season.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Cameron Rupp clobbered his sixth homer as part of a two-hit afternoon Sunday in the Phillies’ win over the Padres.

Rupp began his afternoon by pounding a 420-foot moonshot off Trevor Cahill in the second inning. He also singled in the fourth, though the Phillies would end up stranding him at first base. The 28-year-old probably won’t match the 16 homers he recorded last year, but Rupp can still send the ball a long way when he gets ahold of one.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Cameron Rupp went 0-for-3 on Thursday, dropping his average to .199.

Rupp was standing tall as one of the Phillies' best hitters a month ago, but he's done little but strike out these last few weeks and has been losing playing time to Andrew Knapp. He's 5-for-53 with one homer, one RBI and 23 strikeouts in his last 16 games. Knapp is probably going to keep getting starts over him until he can get hot again.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Cameron Rupp blasted a solo home run on Friday but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Diamondbacks.

Rupp, who has been mired in an extended slump at the plate, tied the game at 2-2 with his solo shot off of Patrick Corbin in the fifth inning. It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the night. Rupp is still hitting a disappointing .208/.294/.368 with five homers and 14 RBI on the year.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 10:32:00 PM

Cameron Rupp slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s 7-2 victory over the Pirates.

Rupp took Tony Watson deep in the top of the ninth to give the Phillies some valuable insurance. The 28-year-old had a very quiet start to the season, but he’s hitting .340 (16-for-47) with three homers and nine RBI over his last 13 games. His OPS now sits at .811 for the year.
Fri, May 19, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

He accounted for both of his team's runs on the night by lacing an RBI single in the second inning and drilling a solo homer in the seventh. Rupp has a .247 batting average with three home runs, 10 runs and six RBI in 86 plate appearances this season.
Sat, May 6, 2017 11:05:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
2Drew Robinson
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Kevin Jepsen
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Brandon Mann