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Carlos Ruiz out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain, Ryan Howard day-to-day with sore knee

May 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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The Phillies placed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon due to a back injury, but the club is also dealing with some injuries to their everyday lineup.

Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Carlos Ruiz is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring yesterday. The 34-year-old backstop will be placed on the disabled list tomorrow while right-hander Tyler Cloyd will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his roster spot.

The Phillies didn’t have Ruiz for the first 25 games of the season as he served his suspension for Adderall use, so they’ll now have to get by without him until around mid-June. Erik Kratz should see the bulk of the playing time during his absence while Humberto Quintero has replaced Adams on the active roster.

As for Howard, he’ll miss his second straight game tonight due to a sore left knee. The 33-year-old first baseman received a cortisone shot after an MRI revealed inflammation and a “change” in his meniscus, but the Phillies are calling him-to-day for now. Of course, he could be headed for the disabled list too if his knee doesn’t respond to the cortisone shot.

Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan told Lawrence that Howard has been dealing with symptoms for a couple of weeks and finally decided to shut things down. Interestingly, Sheridan hasn’t ruled out the possibility that the knee issue was a result of him overcompensating for his Achilles.

  1. tycobbfromfangraphs - May 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Cloyd is replacing Ruiz and Quintero is replacing Adams? See that’s part of the Phillies problems right there.

  2. greymares - May 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    the poor guy can’t even buy any medication,he tried that and got in trouble. lol.

  3. sgtr0c - May 20, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Release the Kratz-in

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