Latest Update Ruiz is not in the Phillies' starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 27, 04:14 PM
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.
Just a routine day off for Ruiz who started the first two games of the series against the Nationals. Will Nieves will handle the work behind the plate.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ruiz's home run ended up being the difference, as the Nationals scored a run in the ninth off Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon. The homer was only his fourth of the season, but proclivity for getting on-base had made a plus on offense. He's slashing .265/.363/.377 for the season. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Standard operating procedure with a day game following a night game. Just a routine day off the get some rest. Wil Nieves gets the nod behind the plate Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender