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Phillies activate catcher Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list

May 13, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

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Roy Oswalt‘s stay on the disabled list may not be as short as initially hoped and Chase Utley still isn’t ready to return from knee problems, but the Phillies will at least have Carlos Ruiz back in the lineup tonight.

Ruiz has been activated from the DL after missing the past 12 games with a strained lower back and his return comes at a particularly good time because the Phillies placed backup catcher Brian Schneider on the DL with a hamstring injury yesterday.

Ruiz, who hit just .226 with two homers and a .681 OPS in 21 games before the injury, will resume starting 4-5 times per week behind the plate with Dane Sardinha replacing Schneider as Chooch’s understudy.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - May 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Just in time! As Craig can attest to, Chooch owns the braves.

  2. Jonny 5 - May 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    “Ahhhhhhh!” (Quote from Roy Halladay)

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