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51 Carlos Ruiz C
Height/Weight: 5-10/206 | Birthdate: 1/22/1979 | Birthplace: David, Chiriqui, Panama | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 27/16 | Average Draft Position: 241.64
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Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz undergoes minor shoulder surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) 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
(9/19/2014) 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
(9/2/2014) 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.


Carlos Ruiz clubs third home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1 loss to the Mets Saturday.

Ruiz evened the game with his seventh-inning home run, but it was the only offense the Phillies could muster in the 11-inning loss. It was Ruiz's first home run in more than two months, and he now owns a .265/.360/.376 line with three homers and 18 RBI in 279 at-bats.


Report: Phillies place more players on revocable waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Phillies placed several more players on revocable waivers Monday, including Marlon Byrd, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz, according to FOX Sports.

Once again, most players go on waivers in August. The players that clear waivers can be traded. The players claimed can be pulled back or traded/awarded to claiming team.


Carlos Ruiz hitting well since return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz continues to hit the ball well since his return from the disabled list, as he put together another multi-hit game Monday against the Mets.

Though the Phillies lost 7-1, Ruiz had one of his best performance of the season in the loss. He went 4 for 4 in the game with one double, and he drove in the team's lone run in the loss.

Ruiz has put together three multi-hit games over the last four since his return from a concussion. He was hitting .257 prior to the DL trip, but is now at .272/.375/.382 for the season. 


Carlos Ruiz's activation among Phillies roster moves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Phillies made a few roster moves Wednesday, which included removing catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list.

The Phillies also recalled reliever Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, optioned catcher Cameron Rupp to Triple-A and designated pitcher Jeff Manship for assignment.


Carlos Ruiz could be back by end of the week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could be back by the end of the week, if everything goes well on his rehab assignment. Ruiz is batting .200 (2 for 10) through three games with Class A Clearwater.

Carlos Ruiz gets behind the plate in rehab debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz made his first appearance in a game in more than three weeks Thursday, in his rehab debut with Class A Clearwater.

Ruiz went 0 for 3 in the game with one strikeout, and was able to catch the entire game as he began his assignment. Ruiz is recovering from a concussion, and it is not clear how long he is expected to stay on his rehab assignment. 


Carlos Ruiz set to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Thursday. Ruiz has been sidelined since late June.

Carlos Ruiz nears rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will join high Class A Clearwater Sunday to take part in baseball activities for a few days, MLB.com reports.

Ruiz is expected to begin rehab games later in the week if all goes well, likely on Friday. He has been out since late June while recovering from concussion symptoms. Ruiz has hit .257/.363/.357 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 230 at-bats.


Carlos Ruiz cleared for baseball activities


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been cleared to begin baseball activities, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Ruiz's second concussion test in a three-day span went well, so he'll begin to work his way back toward a second-half return. Out since June 26, the catcher has hit .257/.363/.357 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 230 at-bats.


Cliff Lee, Carlos Ruiz targeting post-ASB return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Phillies starter Cliff Lee and catcher Carlos Ruiz are both targeting a return after the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Lee has been sidelined for seven weeks with an elbow injury, while Ruiz has been sidelined since late June because of concussion-like symptoms.

Carlos Ruiz destined for Monday impact test


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is making progress in his recovery from a concussion that has him on the 7-day disabled list. He will undergo an impact test Monday and could return soon thereafter.

Ruiz will hope to heat up upon his return. He was hitless in 19 at-bats before going down.


Carlos Ruiz (concussion) not showing much improvement


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said catcher Carlos Ruiz has not shown a lot of improvement. Sandberg said Ruiz is still experiencing concussion symptoms.

Carlos Ruiz hits 7-day DL with concussion


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) The Phillies were forced to scramble Friday, after catcher Carlos Ruiz was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms.

Ruiz was hit by a pitch in the head Thursday, and came down with concussion symptoms during Friday's pregame workouts. He will now have to go through the league's mandated concussion protocol before he can return to action. 


Carlos Ruiz out of Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting the night off Friday against Toronto. Cameron Rupp is set to take his place.

Ruiz is in a miserable slump. He is hitless in his last six games covering 19 at-bats as his average has dropped to .257, its lowest point in more than two months.


Carlos Ruiz sitting out Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday.

Ruiz will receive a normal day off Sunday. He should return to the lineup for the team's next game. Ruiz is hitting .276/.382/.383 over 214 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 12


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/15/2014) Planning on starting Carlos Ruiz, Justin Morneau, Aaron Hill, Pablo Sandoval, Andrelton Simmons or Corey Dickerson in Fantasy Week 12 (16-22)? You may want to think twice about that.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Carlos Ruiz gets a break Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Ruiz will receive a normal day of rest. After starting a night game Wednesday, the club doesn't want him to start a day game Thursday. He should return to action Friday.


Carlos Ruiz knocks second home run Saturday vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Reds Saturday.

It was just the second home run of the season for Ruiz, who hit his first home run on April 21. After going 4 for 11 in his last three games, Ruiz has hit .283/.396/.405 in 173 at-bats, and he's posted more walks (28) than strikeouts (25).


Carlos Ruiz catching break in nation's capital


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been given the day off. He is out of the starting lineup Thursday in Washington.

Ruiz has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats, but has been a frequent visitor to the bases all season. He has 27 walks and just 25 strikeouts to forge a fine .394 on-base percentage.


Carlos Ruiz catching break on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) One day after slamming four hits in a game for the first time this season, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting a rest. He is not in the Saturday lineup against the Mets.

Ruiz, who caught all 14 innings Friday night, has eight hits in the last five games to sweeten his stat line to .279/.399/.395.


Carlos Ruiz reaches five times Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz reached base five times Friday.

Ruiz lined out in his first at-bat, but got things going his next time up. He singled and scored a run in the fourth inning before doubling in the fifth. Ruiz added two more singles later in the game, and drew a walk. He finished 4 for 6, with one run scored and no RBI.

Ruiz is hitting .279/.399/.395 over 147 at-bats.


Carlos Ruiz 'catching' break Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been given a rare night off for the Thursday game in Toronto. Wil Nieves is set to start in his place.

Ruiz owns a .292/.398/.448 stat line on the season.