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Carlos Ruiz to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

Apr 22, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

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Carlos Ruiz is eligible to return from his 25-game amphetamine suspension on Sunday, but he’ll go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment first.

The Phillies announced this evening that Ruiz will begin a rehab stint tomorrow with High-A Clearwater. The veteran backstop was hit in the left wrist with a pitch last Friday during an extended spring training game, but Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that he was given a clean bill of health following a second set of X-rays.

Ruiz is coming off a career year in which he batted .324/.394/.540 with 16 home runs, 68 RBI and a .935 OPS. The 34-year-old is due to become a free agent after the 2013 season.

  1. imthewiz77 - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Chooch. Hopefully he’s not taking any adderall for finals this week.

  2. evanwins - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    This will be such a huge boost for the Phillies it’s nearly immeasurable. Ruiz helps the team on so many levels it’s ridiculous.

    It will be very interesting to see if this affects Halladay and if so how much. Have to assume the mental aspect alone will be noticeable.

    • imthewiz77 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      Yea this team is lacking anything from the right side of the plate. It’ll be interesting to se whats done with the lineup, maybe move Myoung up to the 2-hole and plug chooch in at 5. Either way, its definitely going to help this team.

  3. skeleteeth - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    deathmonkey41 has some misdirected hostility towards Chooch. He will not be pleased.

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