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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%: 32/7 | Average Draft Position: 241.02
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Carlos Ruiz cleared for baseball activities


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:02 pm ET) 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.


Hitters to start in Week 6


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 6 (May 5-11)? Carlos Ruiz, Victor Martinez, Howie Kendrick, Nick Castellanos, Erick Aybar and Dayan Viciedo might just fit the bill.

I explain what makes them so attractive this week and put their startability into context in Start and Sit Hitters for Week 6. Be sure to check it out.


Carlos Ruiz getting on base, scoring runs for Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Catcher Carlos Ruiz has played a significant role with his bat in the surprisingly strong start to the season by the Phillies.

Ruiz has used a .416 on-base percentage, fueled by a .297 batting average and 14 walks, to score 18 runs in 21 games. Eight of his 22 hits have been doubles, resulting in a .473 slugging percentage despite him having hit just one home run.


Carlos Ruiz reaches base five times in win over Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz continued his recent success at the plate on Thursday, reaching base five times with three hits in his team's 7-3 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Ruiz came up big with the go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning, which sparked a four-run frame. He added another double and a single and finished 3 for 3 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI.

In his four games against the Dodgers, Ruiz went 7-for-14 with four doubles, a triple, a homer and four walks. He is hitting .270 with one home run and six RBI in 63 at-bats.

Carlos Ruiz hits first home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 4 with two doubles, four RBI and his first home run of the season in his team's 7-0 win over the Dodgers Monday.

It was a breakthrough performance for Ruiz, who was just 1 for 12 in his previous four games coming into Monday. He has hit .245/.365/.415 in 53 at-bats.


Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz out for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) A matchup against tough Braves left-hander Alex Wood has Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard sitting Thursday. Catcher Carlos Ruiz is merely getting the day off after a Wednesday night game.

Howard is just 3 for 17 against southpaws this season. Ruiz has hit safely in five of his last six games, but owns a disappointing average of .233 and slugging percentage of .326 on the year.


Carlos Ruiz hitting third Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz hit third Tuesday against the Brewers.

It's the first time in Ruiz's career that he has hit in the three-spot. Chase Utley would normally fill the role, but he's out with the flu. The 35-year-old Ruiz is hitting .235 in 17 at-bats this year.


Carlos Ruiz allowed to use Adderall this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz received an exemption to use Adderall during the upcoming season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer

Ruiz has struggled with ADHD, and MLB has allowed him to use the medication to treat the disorder. Adderall reportedly caused Ruiz's positive test in 2013, which led to a 25-game suspension. Neither Ruiz or the team has publicly stated Ruiz's positive test was due to Adderall, however. Ruiz declined to discuss the recent exemption, saying it was a personal matter.

Last season, Ruiz hit .268/.320/.368 in 310 at-bats.


Phillies to keep Carlos Ruiz with three-year deal


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/18/2013) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies agreed to re-sign catcher Carlos Ruiz to a three-year, $26 million deal Monday. Ruiz's contract also includes a $4.5 million team option for the 2017 season.

Ruiz hit .268 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 2013. He missed 25 games at the beginning of the season due to a drug suspension.


Rockies drop out of Carlos Ruiz sweepstakes


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) FOXSports.com reports that the Rockies have halted their pursuit of free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz. The team reportedly made an offer earlier this week but is ready to explore other options.

Four teams currently in on Carlos Ruiz


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) According to the Boston Herald, the number of teams pursuing free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz is up to four. The Rockies and Phillies have previously been reported as having a strong interest in Ruiz, and now the Red Sox and Blue Jays have been confirmed as suitors.

Ruiz has reportedly received an offer from the Rockies and possibly a two-year, $20 million offer from another team.

Carlos Ruiz has two-year offer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Former Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has a two-year, $20 million offer, according to FoxSports.com.

The Rockies have reportedly made an offer to Ruiz, but it's not known if this is their offer. Ruiz hit .268/.320/.368 in 310 at-bats last season.