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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||4||1||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs Fister (Career)||8||1||0|| .125||.222||.125|
|vs RHP||36||6||0|| .268|| .167|| .167|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere out of Phillies' lineup on Saturday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and left fielderBen Revere were not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at Washington.
Cameron Rupp got the start at catcher, batting eighth. Darin Ruf got the call in left, batting sixth.
Phillies' Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz out of lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
With Utley on the bench, third baseman Cody Asche, who didn't start Saturday's game, slides into the third spot in the lineup. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp will start Sunday and hit in the bottom third of the order.
The Phillies are heavy home underdogs (+180) against the Nationals Sunday.
Phillies' Carlos Ruiz staying fresh this spring
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/6/15) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz won't be used much this spring, according to MLB.com.
The 36-year-old won't catch much during camp in order to keep him fresh. Manager Ryne Sandberg confirmed that the team has a plan with Ruiz. "We kind of have a program for him," Sandberg said. "I'm going to get him behind the plate as needed the first half of Spring Training here. Get him to DH the other games. We also have a chance to get him some at-bats when they start [in the Minor League camp]."
Ruiz is on board with the move. "That's the plan until the middle of Spring Training, to be in good shape for the end of the season," Ruiz said. "I'm still catching bullpens in the morning and doing all my work. To keep fresh."
Ruiz hit .252/.347/.370 over 381 at-bats last season.
|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|
|4/25/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Shelby Miller|
|4/26/15||ATL||1:35 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|4/27/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Lackey|
|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|