Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 months ago

Interim manager Pete Mackanin said Cameron Rupp could see more playing time in September at the expense of Ruiz, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Giants.

The home run was Ruiz's second of the season and the multi-hit game was his second in four starts. He might possibly earn a little more playing time if his bat heats up, but the Phillies will still give Cameron Rupp a healthy share of the starts behind the plate as they look to the future.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves.

Ruiz will take the day off since the Phillies are going up against left-handed pitcher Alex Wood. Fellow catcher Cameron Rupp will take over for Ruiz and bat eighth.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and walk in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

The home run was Ruiz's first of the season and first since Sept. 5. He is hitting .221/.293/.273 in 172 at-bats. The Phillies will likely continue to split his playing time fairly evenly with Cameron Rupp.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

The Phillies will go with Cameron Rupp behind the dish for the first game of Sunday's double dip, but expect to see Ruiz out there for the nightcap. Ruiz is scheduled to catch Severino Gonzalez in that contest.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

Cameron Rupp will get a third consecutive start behind the plate as Ruiz's playing time continues to dry up. The veteran wasn't doing anything with his at-bats, and he now seems to be in danger of sliding into a backup role.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is out of Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Ruiz continues to receive consistent days off due to his poor play, now sitting the third time in the last five games. The veteran backstop is hitting just .139 in the month of June, and has yet to steal a base or hit a home run this season. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate in his place again Sunday, batting seventh for the Phillies.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, Stephen Gross of the Philadelphia Morning Call reports.

Ruiz is starting to lose more playing time to Cameron Rupp, who has fared marginally better than his veteran counterpart in the batter's box this season. Although Ruiz can still be considered the starter, his feeble production is comparable to what most backup catchers produce. He still hasn't homered or stolen a base, and is on pace for just 26 RBI and 26 runs in 379 at-bats.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 5 months ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

Ruiz is still the Phillies' primary catcher, getting the nod behind the plate in five of the team's last eight games. Unfortunately he is slugging just .269 on the season, limiting his usefulness in most formats. Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the dish and hit sixth.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 6 months ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Monday against the Orioles, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Ruiz continues to struggle at the plate, going 1-for-8 between Saturday and Sunday to drop his season average to .237. The duties behind the plate seem to be evening out between he and Cameron Rupp, as Rupp will once again start behind the plate Monday, batting eighth for the Phillies.