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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||355.00||5.00||.259||33.00||37.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||24||6||1|| .367|| .458|| .250|
|vs Russell (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||85||22||2|| .411|| .447|| .259|
|Last 10 Games|
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro might add shortstop, catcher during camp
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he doesn't plan to add a veteran shortstop or catcher before spring training opens, per ESPN. However, he could add to the roster at both positions during camp.
According to the depth chart on the team's official website, Carlos Ruiz remains the starting catcher and Cameron Rupp, who has played just 22 games at the major-league level, is his backup. Freddy Galvis is listed as the only shortstop in the wake of Jimmy Rollins' trade to Los Angeles.
Phillies GM on catching situation: 'We're short there'
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) The Phillies enter spring training with a severe lack of depth behind starting catcher Carlos Ruiz, who is 36 and could be trade bait to a contender at the July deadline, reports Philly.com. "We're short there," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. admitted.
Cameron Rupp is the current backup. He batted .183 in 60 at-bats last year.
Tommy Joseph is the only other catcher on the 40-man roster. The highly-touted 23-year-old prospect is coming back from August wrist surgery and might start the season at Double-A. He took his first batting practice a couple weeks ago.
“We’d be in trouble if Chooch goes down, so we have to continue to keep an eye on that,” Amaro said recently. “We’ve had some dialogue with some clubs about possible trades to add depth there, too. We’ll see. I think that may be something that gets more resolved in spring training than anything else.”
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz undergoes minor shoulder surgery
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) The Phillies announced Wednesday catcher Carlos Ruiz underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday. Ruiz will begin rehabbing the injury immediately and will return to Philadelphia in November for a follow-up exam.
The Phillies are expecting Ruiz to be ready for the start of spring training.
Carlos Ruiz to have shoulder examined after season
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will have his shoulder examined after the season, according to CSN.
Ruiz tweaked his shoulder during spring training, and has dealt with nagging pain all season. He said the issue normally gets better with some rest. He added that he wasn't sure whether surgery would be an option.
Carlos Ruiz slugs fifth home run Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/2/14) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in his team's 4-0 win over the Braves Tuesday.
Ruiz opened the scoring with a solo home run in the fifth inning, and he tacked on another run on a double in the eighth. It was his first game with multiple extra-base hits since recording two doubles on July 26. Ruiz has hit .264/.362/.385 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 330 at-bats.
|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.
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