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Carlos Ruiz out four to six weeks with plantar fasciitis in left foot

Aug 4, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

Carlos Ruiz AP AP

The Phillies just announced that Carlos Ruiz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. An MRI revealed a partial tear, so he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It’s been that kind of year for the Fightins.

It’s a real shame, as Ruiz was enjoying the best season of his seven-year major league career. The 33-year-old backstop was named to his first All-Star team last month and is currently fourth in the National League in batting average (.335) and sixth in on-base percentage (.399), slugging percentage (.559) and OPS (.959). He has already surpassed his previous career-highs with 14 home runs and 58 RBI.

There’s a chance that Ruiz could return at some point in September, but it might not be worth rushing him back to finish off a lost season. Brian Schneider and Erik Kratz will fill in behind the plate for now.

  1. buffbaker1216 - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Phuck this season. At least we can restock with a good draft position lol. Oh well what can you do at this point.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Drink. That’s how I’m coping with the Brewers crap season. Lets face it though, I was gonna drink if they were winning too.

      • chadjones27 - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

        the next question is, do you drink more during a crappy season, or when they’re doing good? Celebratory shots? Drowning your sorrows in pint?

  2. phillyphan83 - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    OK, I’m officially succumbing to admitting this season is done :( Denial is a bi*%h

  3. Brian Donohue - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    shut him down till next Feb. Otherwise you run the risk of fasciosis, where the inflammation becomes degenerative. For the one-who-squats there’s no other option but the conservative one, especially considering that the team sucks this year. Friends of the broken bell persuasion are encouraged to turn their attention to the Iggles. Warning: this Brooklyn boy may become your neighbor soon, I’m a finalist for an IT position in lovely Plymouth Meeting (sarcasm, it’s a standard corporate village with no distinction except jobs and money). If an offer comes I start looking for a place to live there and it’s goodbye Bklyn. — the NewNets (Newts for short) will have to get on without me.

  4. greymares - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I guess we now know why Tommy Joseph was in the Pence trade. Ruiz’s injury is chronic he may have to deal with this the rest of his life.

    • funnyman549 - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Chooch was already banged up when Schneider went on the DL. Then Charlie decided to use Chooch every game for over 3 weeks without a break. It’s as bad as running a horse into the ground which Charlie has done. More great decision making. Time for Charlie to go upstairs. Please don’t let Sandberg get away again. Last time the organization did that Ryan made the Hall of Fame.

  5. leerosenthall - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Choooooch!

    Plantar fasciitis is a BITCH. Get well, soon, Clutch Carlos. Your devoted fans await your recovery.

  6. fissels - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Bummer,hopefully somebody will step up and show they can play

  7. mungman69 - Aug 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Bring them rookies up, these old catchers got nothin. Wait till next year?

  8. Jeremy Fox - Aug 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Bummer for him that a career year is getting cut short. Between the way he was hitting and his very good defense, he was on track for some well deserved MVP votes.

  9. badmamainphilliesjamas - Aug 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    And with that, this eternal optimist finally throws in the towel on this season. Hope Chooch has a complete recovery–a quick recovery is unlikely with plantar fasciitis. Sad to see a career year cut short.

  10. dannythebisforbeast - Aug 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Mungman you are an idiot on all subjects.

  11. giantssb42champs - Aug 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Phils are a mirror of the Mets of the late 80s. Just one title when they had the talent to win three. But after blowing numerous opportunities, injuries and age took them down rapidly. Have fun rebuilding for the next five years.

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