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18 Darin Ruf LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 7/28/1986 | Birthplace: Omaha, NE | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 256.22
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Darin Ruf slugs fourth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) 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
(7/24/2014) 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
(7/22/2014) 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
(7/5/2014) 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
(6/12/2014) 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 to be re-evaluated Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf will not begin baseball activities until early next week, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Ruf is dealing with wrist and knee issues, and still has some swelling in his leg. Ruf was placed on the Triple-A disabled list Thursday. He's received just 10 at-bats in the majors this season.


Darin Ruf on minor-league DL with wrist, knee injuries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in recent days, after he suffered wrist and knee injuries.

Ruf bruised his right knee and sprained his left wrist after running into a wall Tuesday. According to MLB.com, it is not yet known how long he is expected to be out, but he did need stitches for the knee injury. 


Darin Ruf sent to Triple-A DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) A right knee laceration has landed Phillies minor league outfielder Darin Ruf on the Triple-A disabled list.

Ruf was demoted from Philadelphia to Lehigh Valley on Sunday.


Darin Ruf heading down to Triple-A Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Phillies have optioned outfielder Darin Ruf to Triple-A Sunday.

Ruf received just 10 at-bats in the majors, hitting .100. There was some talk about him potentially working his way into a platoon role, but the team had other plans. 


First-base platoon a 'possibility' for Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg hinted Tuesday he could move to a Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf platoon at first base, per the Philadelphia Daily News

"If it works. If it produces, then it becomes a possibility going forward," Sandberg said.


Darin Ruf could go back quickly


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf may not be with the team long, after being called up Wednesday from Triple-A.

Ruf, who replaced Cliff Lee on the active roster, could go right back down when Lee's spot in the rotation comes up again Saturday. The team has not made a decision on that at this point, but will have to before Saturday.

"He could be here for three months or three days," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're not sure yet."


Darin Ruf recalled Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf has been called up Wednesday.

Ruf will take the roster spot of Cliff Lee, who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday night. Ruf has hit .265 over 46 at-bats in the minors. 


Darin Ruf staying at Triple-A after coming off DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf has been activated off the disabled list and will remain with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he has been on a rehab assignment. He has been dealing with an oblique injury.

Ruf has yet to appear in a major league game this season after a promising 2013 in which he hit 14 home runs in 231 at-bats.


Darin Ruf staying at Triple-A until Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf is with Lehigh Valley on a rehab assignment, and he will stay there through the weekend as he recovers from an oblique injury.

General manager Ruben Amaro told the Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday he expects Ruf to stay with the IronPigs through Saturday. The next step in his recovery will come later. 


Darin Ruf, Ethan Martin now rehabbing with Triple-A team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) The Phillies announced Monday outfielder Darin Ruf (oblique) and pitcher Ethan Martin (shoulder) had their rehab assignments moved from Class A Clearwater to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ruf hit .250 (3 for 12) with two RBI in three games for Clearwater, while Martin tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings over three relief appearances. He allowed three hits and issued three walks.


Ethan Martin, Darin Ruf close to progressing to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf (oblique) and pitcher Ethan Martin (shoulder) are expected to move their rehab assignments from Class A Clearwater to Triple-A Lehigh Valley this week, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

Darin Ruf gets through first rehab start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf began his minor-league rehab assignment Thursday for Class A Clearwater, as he continues to recover from a left oblique strain.

Ruf went 0 for 3 in the game with a walk and a strikeout, but made it through all nine innings without incident. Manager Ryne Sandberg told MLB.com Thursday he is a candidate to start in right field when he comes off the disabled list, with Marlon Byrd possibly moving to center. 


Darin Ruf to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Thursday. He has been sidelined all season.

Darin Ruf plays in extended spring training games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf has been making progress in his recovery from a strained oblique while playing in extended spring training games in Florida, MLB.com reports.

"He's getting at-bats," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I believe he's got four or five games under his belt."

Ruf has yet to play during the regular season due to the injury.


Darin Ruf ready to play in extended spring games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday outfielder Darin Ruf (oblique) has been taking batting practice and is expected to begin playing in extended spring games by the end of the week.

Darin Ruf needs at-bats before he can return, GM says


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf is making progress, but is not expected to be activated during the team's seven-game homestand. Ruf, who is working his way back from a strained oblique, will need to play in extended spring training games before rejoining the big-league club.

"He needs at-bats," the general manager said. "He needs to play in games. We'll start him off at extended and see where he goes from there but he needs at-bats."


Darin Ruf swinging in batting cage


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf has begun swinging in the batting cage, MLB.com reports.

"He's starting to progress," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "I'm not sure when we'll get him into games yet."

Ruf is on the disabled list due to a strained oblique. He has yet to play in the regular season.


Darin Ruf, Ethan Martin close to starting rehab assignments


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Wednesday outfielder Darin Ruf (oblique) has begun baseball activities and pitcher Ethan Martin (shoulder) is throwing bullpens. Both could begin rehab assignments soon.

No update yet on Darin Ruf


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg did not have an update Tuesday on the status of outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf, who is on the disabled list with an oblique injury. Ruf remains at the team's spring complex in Florida.

Phillies place five on 15-day disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) As expected, the Phillies placed pitchers Mike Adams, Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, and outfielder Darin Ruf and second baseman Freddy Galvis on the 15-day  disabled list on Thursday, ESPN reports.