Latest Update Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Thursday. Thu Jul, 24, 09:55 AM
Is a good defensive catcher that can also provide gap power at the plate. Displays good plate discipline, a strong arm and leadership qualities. Is a clutch RBI man, too.
Flaws: : Lacks some consistency at the plate and doesn't have ideal home-run power. Also struggles when attempting to throw out base-stealers. Doesn't walk enough.
Day game after a night game means that Ruiz take a seat in favor of the fresher Wil Nieves. This is standard operating procedure for the Phillies, and most teams for that matter, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ruiz is healthy again and will slot back into his usual lead role behind the plate. The Phillies lineup is still pending but you can expect Ruiz to be in the lineup.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ruiz played seven innings behind the plate for High-A Clearwater over the weekend, so it looks like he'll take another few games in the minors to make sure that he's back to 100-percent and hopefully return as early as Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite a poor showing in his first rehab appearance, Ruiz is slated to return to the Phillies within a few days as the team has set no specifics on how many games he must play before being activated. He has been out of action since suffering a concussion back on June 26. Analyst: Matthew Beck