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Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is off the disabled list after missing the past month with a concussion.

Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the Phillies are convinced he’s ready to return.

If he plays well Ruiz could interest contending teams as a trade deadline pickup, either before July 31 or in August via the waiver wire process. He’s in the first season of a three-year, $26 million, so the Phillies may have to eat some salary to move the 35-year-old, but Ruiz hit well before the concussion.

  1. jam11163 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Blow up this team now.

  2. courtjester1234 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    hide sight is always 20|20. but after they won it in 08 I said to my friends I thought the Phillies should trade Chase Utley. this was during the off season so no one knew how bad this was gonna get. the Phills could have got a lot in return. I also thought the Howard signing was a no brainer at that time> and like everyone on the face of the planet agreed that was a horrible move to trade Cliff Lee the same day the signed Roy Halliday. its over now.time to take this team behind the shed and put it to sleep like an old faithful dog. its over it was fun now its not

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