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Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

It looks to be just a typical day of rest for Ruiz. Cameron Rupp gets the nod behind the dish, catching for hurler Severino Gonzalez.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Thursday, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

After starting the last three games Ruiz will get a standard day off and Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the plate.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Stephen Gross of the Philadelphia Morning Call reports.

Ruiz will get a regular day of rest for a day game following an evening contest. Cameron Rupp will man the backstop in his stead.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 weeks ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Thursday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

He has caught the last three games but is slashing just .184/.295/.184 on the season. Unfortunately, the Phillies don't really have a better option (Cameron Rupp is starting Thursday), so Ruiz should be allowed to play through his struggles.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 weeks ago

Ruiz is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Washington.

Cameron Rupp will catch for the Phillies in Game 2 of the series against the Nats. Ruiz has been getting approximately 70 percent of the starts behind the plate for the Phillies during the first two weeks of the season, hitting second, fifth, and sixth in the order for manager Ryne Sandberg.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 weeks ago

Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the dish while Ruiz enjoys the day off. Ruiz has five hits and five walks through six games this season, which is good for a .400 on-base percentage.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Friday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

Ruiz is just getting a typical day off -- his first of the year. He has three hits through three games, and also has four walks, and considering he is batting second on most days, Ruiz should be owned in most mid-sized leagues. Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the dish Friday.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 4 weeks ago

Ruiz went 1-for-2 with two walks in Monday's Opening Day loss to the Red Sox.

Ruiz underwent surgery on his left shoulder over the offseason, and figures to see a slightly reduced role as he enters his age 36 season. He'll still serve as the club's primary catcher but will likely be given more frequent days off or serve as the team's designated hitter when playing in an American League ballpark.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 months ago

Ruiz will start at catcher once every four or five days during spring training, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Ruiz will see a reduced workload this spring as the Phillies try to keep him fresh for the season. He'll get extra at-bats from the DH spot. He will also get more rest during the regular season. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is on record saying Ruiz's backup will need to be able to start 50-70 games this year.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 months ago

The Phillies are expected to give Ruiz (shoulder) more rest this season to try to keep him healthy and productive, CSN Philly reports.

Ruiz, 36, is the oldest starting catcher in the majors. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he expects the team's backup catcher to start 50-70 games this season. Ruiz underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder at the end of last season, but is fully healthy and has been participating in all camp activities.