Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 days ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and will bat sixth for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz will face right-hander Justin Verlander while Cameron Rupp gets a rest. He has had two career at-bats against Verlander, and collected one walk. Ruiz has gone without a hit in his past three games played.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 weeks ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and batting fifth for Tuesday's game against the Braves, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz is 0-for-8 in his last two starts but remains at a respectable .286 average with three home runs through 13 games played.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 weeks ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reports of late had indicated Ruiz could be in line for further playing time, but that won't be the case for Sunday's matinee affair. Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the plate, batting cleanup in place of the resting Ryan Howard. Ruiz has offered a higher batting average (.286) and more home runs (3) than Rupp this year, though one can understand why the Phillies would lean towards developing the younger Rupp, as Ruiz is nearly a decade his elder.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 weeks ago

Manager Pete Mackanin is considering giving Ruiz some additional playing time, Bill Whitehead of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz has been splitting time behind the plate with Cameron Rupp, who has been seeing the majority of the playing time. He has hit for a better average than Rupp, and has three homers to Rupp's one. Ruiz is unlikely to see regular playing time as Mackanin believes he needs to keep him fresh with days off, but the time share behind the plate could become more evenly split if Rupp doesn't get his bat going.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 month ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz will rest while Cameron Rupp starts at catcher and bats fifth. Ruiz splits time at catcher with Rupp, but since he started Saturday night, Rupp will get the start Sunday afternoon. Ruiz has gotten five hits in his last 10 at-bats.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 month ago

Ruiz is batting fifth and starting at catcher Wednesday against the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz will slot in the lineup with Cameron Rupp getting the day off. Ruiz isn't the hitter he used to be, but he has flashed some pop early on this season, already having belted two home runs and a double in only 24 plate appearances thus far.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 month ago

Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz's second blast of the season gave the Phillies an early lead in a game they eventually go on to win in extra innings. Despite the homer, he's mired in a 1-for-14 slump that has lowered his batting average to .190.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 month ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and batting sixth for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz went 0-for-3 with a walk in his last start Tuesday but will be back in the lineup Friday to give Cameron Rupp the day off.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 month ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and batting fifth for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruiz will receive his third start of the season as the backup and has performed well thus far, hitting .273/.333/.626 with one home run and two RBI. He should have a favorable matchup with San Diego starting southpaw Robbie Erlin.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 months ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, according to Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin said last week that Ruiz would likely start the Phillies' home opener, but it turns out he changed course, and will stick with his regular catcher, Cameron Rupp, on Monday.