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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Carlos Ruiz activated

By on 7/24/2014 07:30:00 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday by the score of 3-0. The loss was the third straight for the Phillies against the Giants and dropped to 43-57, twelve and a half games out in the National League East. A bit of good news was the return of catcher Carlos Ruiz, who returned from a concussion and went 2-for-4 with a double.

I reported on July 18 that Ruiz, who was placed on the concussion disabled list on June 27, started a rehab assignment at Clearwater. Ruiz was 3-for-17 with two RBI and four runs scored in five rehab games.

An update on Ruiz, as reported by Corey Seidman of, is that he was activated from the disabled list and in the starting lineup on Wednesday.  Although he was held without a hit in his last 19 at bats before the injury, his his presence in the lineup and behind the plate will be a plus. The Phillies had been going with rookie Cameron Rupp behind the plate. Rupp, who was batting .190 with no home runs and 19 strikeouts in 58 at bats was sent to Triple-A.

Ruiz, in his ninth Major League season, is batting .261 with two home runs and 14 RBI this season. He was an integral part of the Phillies 2008 World Series champion team and 2009 National League Championship team. His best season was in 2012 when he batted .325 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI.  Ruiz, who has played his entire career with the Phillies, is a career .273 hitter with 59 home runs and 350 RBI. 

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