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Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list

Jun 18, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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Less than 48 hours ago manager Charlie Manuel was quoted as saying that Carlos Ruiz was “four or five days” away from rejoining the Phillies, but the catcher was just activated from the disabled list for tonight’s game.

Ruiz returns after missing the past month with a hamstring injury and he’s played just 16 games all season due to the injury and his earlier 25-game suspension.

Backup catcher Erik Kratz is out following knee surgery, so the Phillies were splitting catching duties between Humberto Quintero and Steve LeRud. Which might explain why they were willing to rush Ruiz back a few days early.

  1. therealtrenches - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Championship.

  2. mungman69 - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Yeah, all the way now.

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