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  1. Erik Kratz undergoes surgery on left knee, out 6-8 weeks

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer comes word that Phillies catcher Erik Kratz underwent surgery on Wednesday afternoon to fix a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He’s expected to need 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab, which plots his return for sometime near late July or early August. Kratz suffered…

  2. Erik Kratz to undergo surgery for medial meniscus tear in knee

    Jun 10, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Phillies catcher Erik Kratz was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a left knee injury and it turns out that he’ll have to miss an extended period of time. According to CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies announced today that Kratz underwent an MRI which showed a medial meniscus tear. He’ll undergo surgery on the knee, after…

  3. Phillies place Erik Kratz on disabled list with knee injury

    Jun 9, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com beat reporter Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have placed catcher Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury and purchased the contract of Steven Lerud from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to provide depth behind the plate. Kratz injured his knee Saturday in the Phillies’ loss to the Brewers.…

  4. 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…

  5. Phillies place Mike Adams on the disabled list

    May 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Philadelphia has finally placed Mike Adams on the disabled list after the reliever remained on the active roster despite being unavailable with a back injury since May 12. Because he hasn’t pitched for more than a week and the DL stint is backdated Adams is eligible to return Sunday. In the meantime Humberto Quintero replaces…

  6. Phillies use wacky ninth inning to defeat Aroldis Chapman, Reds

    May 19, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    The ninth inning of today’s Reds-Phillies series finale was full of statistical improbabilities. First, Delmon Young drew a four-pitch walk (yes, Delmon Young walked) against Aroldis Chapman. He was immediately replaced by pitcher and pinch-runner Cliff Lee. With Erik Kratz at the plate battling Chapman in a 2-2 count, the lefty reliever picked Lee off…

  7. Carlos Ruiz leaves game with strained right hamstring

    May 19, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    The Phillies might, yet again, be without starting catcher Carlos Ruiz for an extended period of time. Ruiz was lifted from Sunday afternoon’s game against the Reds after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in the bottom of the second inning. Ruiz will presumably be placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Two homers for Russell Martin and a strong start from Jeff Locke. The Pirates — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are in first place in the National League Central. This goes with the Royals being in first place in the AL Central. I predicted each of these teams would be better this…

  9. 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…

  10. Phillies could trade Cliff Lee if they falter

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    Ken Rosenthal suggests, in his Full Count video posted today, that the Phillies could trade lefty starter Cliff Lee if they’re not in the playoff hunt near the July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies placed Lee on waivers last year and he was claimed by the Dodgers, but nothing ever became of it. It’s standard…

  11. Charlie Manuel wants to manage after 2013

    Mar 15, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    The promotion of Ryne Sandberg from manager of Phillies Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs to third base coach for the Philadelphia Phillies was seen by many as a precursor for changes to come. Current manager Charlie Manuel, now 69 years old, is in the final year of his contract. Quite a few Phillies could go…

  12. 2013 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Phillies Marlins Baseball

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Will the Phillies defy age and injury concerns? The Phillies had the oldest offense and…

  13. Pat Gillick thinks Phillies still have 2-3 years of contention left

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Former Blue Jays and Phillies GM Pat Gillick watches the two teams play during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Dunedin

    Former Phillies GM Pat Gillick, now a special assistant to the team, still sees a window of opportunity for the aging and injury-prone club. “I certainly see enough for two or three more years, for sure,” said Gillick, now a special assistant to the Phillies. “I kind of got the feeling when I came here…

  14. Carlos Ruiz apologizes for his Adderall use

    Feb 13, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Atlanta Braves

    Carlos Ruiz met the press today in Clearwater and apologized for using Adderall without a prescription, which bought him a 25-game suspension. From CSNPhilly.com: “First, I apologize to my organization, the fans, my teammates, my whole family,” Ruiz said. “I feel so bad. I’m trying to put everything behind [me] and do my best this…

  15. Phillies sign Humberto Quintero to minor league contract

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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    From Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com comes word that the Phillies have signed catcher Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract. The agreement also comes with an invitation to spring training. To many, the move probably seems like a reaction to the 25-game amphetamine suspension handed down this afternoon to starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. And it does…

  16. Carlos Ruiz and performance-enhancing drugs

    Nov 27, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    There are a lot of differing opinions out there, educated and otherwise, on just how much performance-enhancing drugs actually enhance performance. On the one side, there’s suspected users like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens pulling off incredible feats at advanced ages. On the other, there’s the long list of proven cheaters littered with names of journeymen…

  17. Carlos Ruiz suspended 25 games for amphetamines

    Nov 27, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    The Phillies just got another item placed on their offseason shopping list: a part time catcher to cover for Carlos Ruiz. From MLB: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major…

  18. Brazil beats Panama to qualify for World Baseball Classic

    Nov 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Brazil became the final qualifier for the World Baseball Classic by emerging from a four-team pool that also included Colombia, Nicaragua, and Panama. They defeated Panama in last night’s pool-deciding game, at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama, which was a pretty huge upset and a very thrilling 1-0 game that saw 39-year-old former big leaguer…

  19. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  20. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  21. Phillies exercise $5 million option on Carlos Ruiz

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    As expected the Phillies have exercised their $5 million team option on catcher Carlos Ruiz for next season. Among the biggest no-brainer decisions of the offseason, as the 33-year-old Ruiz is coming off a career-year in which he hit .325 with 16 homers and a .935 OPS in 114 games. He’d previously never reached double-digit…

  22. 2012 projections review: catcher

    Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    I’ll be doing some projection reviews over the next couple of weeks, starting with catcher here. Along with running down my preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each position, I’ll also present a few more that are of interest. Requests of players not listed can be made in the comments. 1. Carlos Santana –…

  23. Blast from the past: Ramiro Mendoza aiming to pitch for Panama

    Oct 21, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

    Ramiro Mendoza

    Former Yankees and Red Sox reliever Ramiro Mendoza has started training in the hopes of making Panama’s World Baseball Classic team for qualifying next month, MLB.com reports. “It is a wonderful experience,” said Mendoza. “I [am coming] to do my part to help the boys, but I know they have a lot to offer for…

  24. Phillies exercising Carlos Ruiz’s option is “a formality”

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Ruben Amaro Jr. usually plays things pretty close to the vest with reporters, but the Phillies general manager felt comfortable saying that the decision to pick up Carlos Ruiz‘s option for next season is “a formality.” Ruiz is a incredible bargain at just $5 million, as he’s coming off a career-year and was worth significantly…

  25. Phillies disabled list: Carlos Ruiz off, Placido Polanco on

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Philadelphia activated Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list after the All-Star catcher missed the past five weeks with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, which is a surprise considering there was some recent talk about the Phillies simply shutting him down the season. Not as surprising is the Phillies putting Placido Polanco on the disabled list,…

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