Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
3 weeks ago

Ruf was traded to the Dodgers on Friday along with Darnell Sweeney in exchange for Howie Kendrick.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old fell out of favor in the Phillies' organization, as he failed to capitalize on his opportunities against left-handed pitching in 2016 (.695 OPS) and was passed by Tommy Joseph on the organizational depth chart at first base. He will get a fresh start with the Dodgers although there's not a clear path to at-bats and he's far from a lock to even make the Opening Day roster. Adrian Gonzalez struggled against lefties but a healthy Scott Van Slyke (if he's tendered a contract) may be a better platoon option.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ruf had started the previous three games at either corner outfield spot, but with a 2-for-11 performance in those contests, he didn't really make a compelling case for regular duties. For now, it appears Peter Bourjos is ahead of him on the depth chart, but that could change in the weeks to come if manager Peter Mackanin decides to prioritize Ruf's power over Bourjos' defensive skiills.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Ruf will start in left field for the third straight game Sunday against the Braves, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Finding competent corner outfield play has been an issue all season for the Phillies, and it seems Ruf is the latest player to get an extended look at the position following his Sept. 2 call-up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf has shown power during his time in the minors, but he's struggled to make contact during various stints at the MLB level over the last several years, making him a potential batting average liability for a fantasy team.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a rough year for Ruf, as he has slashed just .158/.206/.193 in 63 big league plate appearances. He hit 20 home runs while slashing .294/.356/.529 in 95 games with Lehigh Valley this year, but it's pretty clear at this point that he is a Quadruple-A hitter. Look for him to play sparingly in the outfield and at first base down the stretch for the Phillies.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
6 months ago

Ruf went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruf is hitting .256/.292/.628 with five home runs in 43 at-bats since being sent back to minors earlier this month. Tommy Joseph has gotten off to a solid start in the majors, so it may be a while before Ruf gets another opportunity with the Phils.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
7 months ago

Ruf was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ruf had been getting somewhat consistent playing time on the short side of a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard, but he did nothing to warrant a spot on the roster, batting a mere .158 with three RBI on the season. He'll head to the minors to try and get back on track at the plate. The Phillies called up first baseman Tommy Joseph from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
7 months ago

Ruf could be sent to Triple-A if the Phillies opt to promote Tommy Joseph from the minors soon, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin confirmed Wednesday that the Phillies have discussed promoting Joseph. He would take Ruf's spot in a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard. Ruf, who has an option left, has hit just .161/.210/.196 this season and has yet to homer. Perhaps some time in the minors with consistent playing time will get his bat going again.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
7 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Ruf will sit on Sunday while Emmanuel Burriss will start in left field and bat seventh. Ruf started the last two games against Milwaukee in left field and produced two hits in six at bats.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
7 months ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf might play the entire series against the Brewers this weekend, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peter Bourjos is expected to sit this weekend while he works on his approach at the plate. Ruf got the start in left field Friday and went 1-for-4 with a RBI. The Phillies are not scheduled to see a lefty this weekend, so Ruf should see two more starts in left field. If he has some success against righties, it could lead to additional playing time.

Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH LAD
7 months ago

Ruf is starting in left field and batting seventh for Friday's game against the Brewers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a right-hander on the mound, Ryan Howard will assume his normal position at first base, however, Ruf will receive a rare start in the outfield as the Phillies attempt to bolster their offense in any way possible. Ruf has been used sparingly as a pinch hitter over the past few games, but did go 1-for-3 with a double in his last start against the Nationals.