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Carlos Ruiz expected to rejoin Phillies in “four or five days”

Jun 17, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Carlos Ruiz began a minor-league rehab assignment over the weekend at Triple-A, going 1-for-3 while playing seven innings behind the plate Sunday as he comes back from a hamstring injury.

Asked about his recovery timetable, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told Owen Perkins of MLB.com: “He’ll be there about four or five days.” Ruiz has been out since May 19, so he’ll end up missing more than a month with the injury in addition to sitting out the first 25 games of the season on a suspension.

Philadelphia catchers ranks 23rd in OPS this season, with Erik Kratz (38) and Humberto Quintero (16) getting more starts behind the plate than Ruiz (15).

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    His time away from the big league team hasn’t been a complete waste- it gave him more time to search for a better masking agent.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Clap…….Clap…………….Clap.

  2. greymares - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Expecting Ruiz to be a trade deadline piece

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      The Yankees should be interested if they can’t help the Braves out of their current surplus.

  3. Walk - Jun 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    McCann has started catching Teheran in the last few games as well. It seems laird is now the emergency catcher allowing gattis to pinch hit and back up McCann. Laird may well be available for the right price.

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