Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
13 hours ago

Ruiz was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz had been mostly phased out of a regular role behind the plate in favor of Cameron Rupp, but the veteran has still been somewhat productive when given the chance, with a .261 average and .368 OBP. The Dodgers sent their backup catcher A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia as part of the deal, so Ruiz figures to slot into a similar role behind Yasmani Grandal down the stretch run of the season.

Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
3 weeks ago

Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in a 6-5 win over the Padres on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz was making just his 11th start since July 1. He has been fairly productive when given an opportunity, but he is not going to see more than a start or two a week with Cameron Rupp playing well. His playing time could be further reduced next month if the Phillies bring up one of their young catchers for some exposure to major league pitching.

Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
1 month ago

Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz has made just four starts in the month of July, but has hits in each of those games. Manager Pete Mackanin said last month that he was going to cut back a bit on Cameron Rupp's playing time due to issues with his game calling, but that has not materialized. Ruiz is a candidate to be traded this month or perhaps in August should a playoff-bound team need catching depth.

Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
2 months ago

Ruiz will start Sunday in order to catch for Aaron Nola, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelpia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin is hoping Ruiz can help Nola turn things around after going 0-3 with a 15.83 ERA over his last three starts. If Nola has success it might help Ruiz pick up some additional playing time as he would likely be paired up with Nola moving forward. He has also recently become Jared Eickhoff's personal catcher.

Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
2 months ago

Ruiz is in the lineup and batting sixth for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruiz will get the start in place of Cameron Rupp, but his lack of consistent playing time makes him a questionable fantasy option. The 37-year-old is hitting .225 with three home runs and seven RBI through 25 games this season.

Carlos Ruiz
C LAD
3 months ago

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

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 LAD
4 months ago

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

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 LAD
4 months ago

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

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 LAD
4 months ago

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

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 LAD
4 months ago

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

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.