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18 Darin Ruf 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/248 | Birthdate: 7/28/1986 | Birthplace: Omaha, NE | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Phillies 1B Darin Ruf drives in six runs in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf drove in a season-high six runs to help send the Phillies to a 14-8 win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Ruf went 3 for 5 at the plate with six RBI and two runs scored. His biggest hit came in the third when he connected for a three-run shot off Jonathon Niese.


Phillies' Ryan Howard gets rest, Darin Ruf gets start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Howard has started the last five games and 77 games on the year. 

He'll be replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his 14th start. 


Phillies' Darin Ruf blasts three-run home run in loss on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Making his first start in nearly a week, Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf connected for a three-run home run on Saturday against the Braves. It wasn't enough, however, as the Braves would hang on for the 9-5 victory.

Ruf's home run came in the fifth inning, but the Braves were already comfortably ahead 9-1 at the time. It was his only hit of the evening, and his fourth home run of the season--his first since May 17.


Darin Ruf, Odubel Herrera draw starts in Game 2 vs. Nats


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Phillies outfielder Ben Revere and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup of the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. 

In Game 1, Revere went 0 for 4 and Howard went 0 for 3 with a walk. Howard's performance saw him strike out three times. Playing first base for the Phillies in Game 2 will be Darin Ruf and manning center field will be Odubel Herrera


Phillies place Chase Utley on DL; recall Darin Ruf


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) The Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle, the team announced.

"It's hard to tell," Utley said, per MLB.com when asked how much the ankle has affected him at the plate. "Obviously, it's been bothering me for a little while. Most players have aches and pains through the year. So I'm not shocked with that. It's really showing no improvement. So I think it's a good time to get it right. We will have a cortisone shot tomorrow. We'll take a little time off and hopefully, that will get it squared away."

Utley has just four hits in his last 28 at-bats. The team will call up outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to replace Utley. Ruf is hitting .235 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 43 games this season for the Phillies.


Phillies recall Domonic Brown, option Darin Ruf to Triple-A


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) The Phillies announced that they have recalled outfielder Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who will be available for Sunday afternoon's game against the Pirates. 

The corresponding move was to swap him out with outfielder Darin Ruf, who will head down to Lehigh Valley. 

Brown began the year with an Achilles injury and was demoted to Triple-A following the completion of his rehab. With Lehigh Valley, Brown hit .257/.307/.352 with two home runs and 26. 

He'll start in right field with the Phillies. 


Phillies option OF/1B Darin Ruf to Triple-A on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Phillies have optioned outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Saturday's game, according to MLB.com.

Ruf had been getting intermittent playing time lately for the Phillies, but he had been swinging the bat well when he got the chance. Ruf has six hits in 14 at-bats this month, including the 0-for-1 effort on Saturday.

"You never know with things like this," Ruf said, per MLB.com. "Hopefully I can go down and swing the bat well."

Overall this season, Ruf is batting .235 with three home runs.

"It is what it is," Ruf said. "Everyday at-bats don't really matter if I'm just going to come up and resume the same role."

His demotion opens up a roster spot for outfielder Domonic Brown, who will be recalled from Triple-A on Sunday.


Darin Ruf delivers walkoff single to snap Phillies' losing streak


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Darin Ruf delivered a pinch-hit walkoff single with one out in the ninth inning to snap the Phillies' season-worst seven-game losing streak Tuesday night at home against Cincinnati.

"I had a lot of confidence in that spot with him and he came up big," manager Ryne Sandberg said, per the Associated Press.

Ruf's big hit came after Maikel Franco tied the game in the eighth with a two-run homer. In the ninth, Odubel Herrera ripped a a double, and advanced to third on sacrifice bunt from Carlos Ruiz. Ruf brought Herrera home on a pinch-hit single off Tony Cingrani.

"With [Herrera] running at third, you've got a fast runner, so anything semi-deep in the outfield will probably score," Ruf said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I was just trying to barrel it up or get jammed and break my bat like I did."


Phillies rest Ryan Howard, Chase Utley against left-hander


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley are out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Both starters were rested against a left-handed pitcher. Howard is replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his seventh start at the position. He'll bat third. 

Utley is replaced by Cesar Hernandez, who starts at second for the first time in 15 games. He'll bat sixth. 

Carlos Ruiz also gets Sunday off. Replacing him at catcher is Cameron Rupp, who gets his 14th start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Phillies OF Ben Revere gets a breather on Thursday vs. Rockies


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Phillies outfielder Ben Revere is getting just his second day off this month, as he is being held out of the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Rockies. Revere has been hitting fairly well lately, batting .268 with three RBI and three stolen bases over his last 10 games.

Darin Ruf will handle left field and bat third, while shortstop Freddy Galvis will hit lead-off for the first time this year. 


Phillies 1B Darin Ruf cracks third home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf went 2 for 3 at the plate in Philadelphia's 6-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Ruf did his damage in the fourth inning when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Josh Collmenter over the center field wall, his third of the season. Ruf is now hitting .208 with seven RBI in 77 at-bats this season.


Phillies' Chase Utley, Ryan Howard out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Utley is 3 for 6 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI in two games since being moved from third to sixth in the lineup, but he'll get a break Sunday, with Andres Blanco filling in at second base and batting second.

Howard had started seven straight games coming into Sunday's contest, hitting .259/.310/.444 with one home run and three RBI in 27 at-bats during that stretch. Darin Ruf is drawing the start at first base.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+115) against the Diamondbacks Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


With lefty on the mound, Phillies' Darin Ruf returns to lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Phillies' Darin Ruf is starting in left field and batting cleanup on Wednesday against the Pirates. Ruf was out of the lineup each of the last two games with a right-hander on the mound. Ruf is batting just .137 against righties this year. 

But with left-hander Francisco Liriano on the bump Wednesday, Ruf will look to break out of a 6-for-30 slump over his last 10 games. 

Ben Revere will slide over and play center field and Ryan Howard moves down to fifth in the batting order on Wednesday. 


Phillies' Darin Ruf out of lineup Monday vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

Ruf has made seven straight starts while seeing time at first base and left field. With Ruf out of the lineup Ben Revere is shifting to left and Grady Sizemore is getting the start in right field for the second straight game.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+155) against the Pirates Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Ryan Howard out of Phillies lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. The first baseman will be rested for the fifth time this year. 

Replacing him at first is Darin Ruf, who started the last three games in left field. Ben Revere, who had been starting in right for the last three, switches back to left, where he started 19 games. Jeff Francoeur returns to right.  


Phillies 1B Darin Ruf collects three hits vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf made just his second start in the cleanup slot Monday and rewarded manager Ryne Sandberg's decision by going 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in his team's 5-2 win over the Braves.

Ruf, who's other start as a cleanup hitter came in the first week of the season, saw himself bumped to the No. 3 spot over the weekend, and after going 3 for 7 with a walk and a home run in two games in that role, he was in the No. 4 slot Monday.

Ruf had just a .139 batting average and .506 OPS heading into the weekend but is now hitting .229/.296/.438 with two home runs and five RBI in 48 at-bats.


Phillies 1B Darin Ruf hits second home run of season Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf smacked his second home run of the season during Thursday's 9-3 loss to the Cardinals.

Ruf connected off pitcher Tim Cooney in the third inning for a solo home run. He finished the game 2 for 3 with one walk and one strike out.


Ice-cold Chase Utley gets a bretaher; Darin Ruf bats third for Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley received a day of rest Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. Utley has gotten off to an ice-cold start this season, hitting .114 (8 for 70) with two homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 21 games.

The team will have Darin Ruf bat third for only the second time in his career, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ruf has not been in the starting lineup since April 23. He is hitting .139 (5 for 36) to start the season.

Philadelphia is considered an underdog (+160) at St. Louis, per VegasInsider.com.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) 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
(4/18/2015) 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' Darin Ruf hits pinch-hit homer in loss to Nationals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Darin Ruf could be in for some more playing time if he continues to have at-bats like Sunday's. 

Pinch-hitting for Ryan Howard in the seventh inning, Ruf hit a deep solo home run to left field in the Phillies' 4-3 loss to the Nationals. Ruf's homer tied the game in the moment. 

Ruf went without a hit in his first 11 at-bats this season. His home run could give him some confidence at the plate moving forward. 

"You want to be the best player you can be in any role you are in," Ruf said, via MLB.com. "You play yourself into roles, and that role can change through the course of the year. I'm looking to stay positive and keep working hard."


Darin Ruf replaces Ryan Howard in Phils' lineup Friday vs. LHP


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was left out of the starting lineup Friday against the Nationals for the first time in four games this season. Darin Ruf drew the start at first base with left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the hill.

Howard, who is batting .083 (1 for 12) through three games, is a career .224 hitter against lefties. 

Ruf, who made a third straight start Friday (started in left field previous two days), has no hits in seven at-bats this season.


Phillies adjust outfield alignment in second game of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has decided to adjust his outfield for Philadelphia's second game against the Red Sox, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sandberg is going with Ben Revere in center field, Darin Ruf in left field, and Jeff Francoeur in right field, pushing Grady Sizemore and Odubel Herrera to the bench. Ruf will make his season debut after hitting .235 with three home runs and eight RBI in 102 at-bats in 2014.


Phillies' Amaro: Darin Ruf is not a lock to make roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday outfielder Darin Ruf is not a lock to make the Opening Day roster, per The News Journal. Amaro added sending Ruf to Triple-A to play every day is not ideal, but it is possible.

Ruf is batting .220 (11 for 50) with two doubles, two home runs, two RBI, two walks, five runs and 11 strikeouts in 18 spring games.


Phillies' Ruf will be under the microscope in left field this spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf will be competing with Grady Sizemore, Odubel Herrera and Jordan Danks for playing time -- and potentially the starting job -- in left field this spring. The Phillies hope Ruf will be up to the challenge and make the decision difficult as to who to keep on the roster, per The Philadelphia Daily News.

"It all depends on him," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said of Ruf, who has played parts of the last three seasons with the Phillies. "He's going to get opportunities to play. Sizemore looks very good. The decisions that we make will be based on performance here in spring, whether we think they can help us on a regular basis during the season. And once we break with the team, it's going to be about [manager Ryne Sandberg] trying to put the best team out there to win baseball games."

Ruf is a natural first baseman, but he has been learning to play in left field since 2012. Still, the Phillies have to see if they can trust him on a regular basis playing the position.

"I don't know," Amaro said. "He could. He could. We'll find out. We'll find out a little more about him. He's not an outfielder per se, but he seems to move fine out there and he doesn't seem to make mistakes. It's still a learning process for him . . . You can't lose sight of the defense. And we have to be aware of that. We have to win games playing all phases of the games. Defense and pitching are important. Guys have to be good enough defensively not to be liabilities out there, so they can help us win games."