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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||355.00||5.00||.259||33.00||37.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||4||4||0||1.000||1.250||1.000|
|vs Fister (Career)||8||1||0|| .125||.222||.125|
|vs RHP||44||11||0|| .327|| .273|| .250|
|Last 10 Games|
Phillies C Carlos Ruiz goes perfect from the plate in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/27/15) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had a perfect day in the batter's box in Monday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals.
Ruiz went 4 for 4 in the game, which included hitting his first double of the season. Ruiz's other three hits were singles. He also scored two of Philadelphia's four runs. Ruiz now holds a slash line of .260/.339/.280.
Phillies' Cody Asche, Carlos Ruiz back in the starting lineup Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/27/15) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Carlos Ruiz are back in the starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals, the team announced.
Asche was given the day off Sunday after starting the last nine games in a row for Philadelphia. He is hitting .305 with two home runs and three RBI in 59 at-bats this season.
Ruiz got Sunday off after starting the last two games in a row, pushing Cameron Rupp to the bench. Ruiz is hitting .196 in 46 at-bats. The Phillies are currently the underdogs (+135) against St. Louis.
Phillies C Carlos Ruiz working to emerge from slump
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Several high-profile Phillies are mired in slumps, including Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, but catcher Carlos Ruiz is also trying to find himself at the plate.
The 36-year-old Ruiz has eight hits - all singles - in 42 at-bats and has scored just once all year. Ryne Sandberg has placed him all over the lineup in an attempt to get him going, but nothing has worked.
"He's working hard in the cage inside as far as finding a comfort zone," Sandberg told philly.com. "It seems like they are pitching him away a lot, so he's got to be patient there and take some swings to right field.
Ruiz has just three hits in his last 29 at-bats.
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.
Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.
Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.
First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.
Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.
|2014 summary: Carlos Ruiz was a top 10 catcher in 2012, but the following year, he reverted to being a singles hitter, and last season there were some signs of slippage in his typically stout contact rate. That's not unexpected for a 35-year-old hitter, but unfortunately for Ruiz, it meant he took a big step towards Fantasy irrelevance. With a .252 batting average, six home runs and 31 RBI, Ruiz was 18th among catchers in Fantasy points, and he fell outside the top 25 in Rotisserie value.|
Playing time status: Ruiz will spend another season as the Phillies' primary catcher, and with no established backup on the roster, he shouldn't get a serious challenge for playing time.
2015 outlook: With his recent decline, Ruiz has lost appeal in most two-catcher mixed leagues. The exception is in points leagues, where his ability to draw walks makes him a useful second catcher. Otherwise, Ruiz can be ignored in most formats other than NL-only leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|4/29/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|4/30/15||@ STL||1:45 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/1/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|5/2/15||@ MIA||4:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/3/15||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|5/4/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Alex Wood|