|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||300.00||15.00||.250||44.00||41.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||1||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Kennedy (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||30||3||0|| .100|| .133|| .100|
|Last 10 Games|
|Darin Ruf slugs fourth home run Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf went 1 for 2 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Mets Monday.
The Mets took a lead in the top of the fourth inning, but Ruf was able to put his team in front with his shot in the bottom half of the inning, though the Phillies would go on to lose. Ruf has hit ..152/.293/.364 with two home runs and four RBI in 33 at-bats.
|Phillies manager eyeing platoon with Ryan Howard |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/24/14) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Thursday against the Giants in favor of Darin Ruf, and manager Ryan Sandberg told MLB.com this might become a recurring theme.
"The way I see things," Sandberg said. "I basically wanted to give Ruf two days in a row, just to get his feet wet, see him against a right-handed pitcher, then go from there. But in all likelihood, at least after today it will be a scenario of ... I'd be considering a platoon system at first base."
Howard was actually out of the lineup against a right-handed pitcher Thursday, but Sandberg said he wanted to give Darin Ruf two consecutive starts after his callup. The Phillies face two left-handed pitchers during a three-game series against the Diamondbacks beginning Friday, so Sandberg may also get him some time off then.
Howard is struggling against both right and left-handed pitchers this season, but has 10 of his 15 home runs against righties. He is hitting .229/.314/.368 against righties, compared to .209/.275/.407 vs. the opposite hand.
|Phillies recall Darin Ruf from Triple-A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) The Phillies have recalled outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf, who has missed most of the season due to knee and wrist injuries, is batting .265 with no home runs, three doubles and eight RBI in 13 July games.
|Darin Ruf expected to be activated from minor-league DL |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/5/14) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf is expected to be activated from the minor-league disabled list as early as Sunday or Monday, MLB.com reports. Ruf was on the shelf due to wrist and knee issues and received just 10 at-bats in the majors this season.
|Darin Ruf diagnosed with slight wrist fracture |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/14) A week after claiming minor league outfielder Darin Ruf avoided any breaks or fractures in his right knee or left wrist following an outfield collision on June 2, the Phillies have announced that he indeed has a small fracture in the wrist.
General manager Ruben Amaro, however, told the Philadelphia Daily News that the diagnosis does not change the timetable of Ruf's eventual return to baseball activities. The team has yet to pinpoint a return date.
|Darin Ruf garnered attention as a Draft Day sleeper last spring when it appeared he was the early favorite to win the starting left-field job for the Phillies. However, the appeal started to fade as Ruf struggled and Domonic Brown soared. We all know what happened next. Brown won the job and had a breakout season, while Ruf was demoted to the minors and wouldn't be recalled until early July. Once back in the majors, Ruf flashed his offensive potential, batting .272 with a .543 slugging percentage, .904 OPS, eight doubles, 11 home runs and 19 RBI in his first 42 games. Sadly, Ruf struggled over the final few weeks, batting .210 with three home runs and 11 RBI in his final 31 games. Had he finished strong, the Phillies might have passed on signing Marlon Byrd and turned right field over to Ruf, who will now be vying for a bench spot. Ruf definitely has potential to make an impact, but without regular at-bats, he's best left as an NL-only Fantasy reserve.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/17/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Eric Stults|
|9/18/14||@ SD||9:10 pm||Robbie Erlin|
|9/19/14||@ OAK||9:35 pm||Jason Hammel|
|9/20/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Jon Lester|
|9/21/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|9/23/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|9/24/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Brad Hand|