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

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ryan Howard, who platooned with Ruf at first base toward the end of last season, will need to show improvement against left handed pitchers this spring to avoid entering the season with the same arrangement, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 4 months ago

Ruf went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 3-0 win over the Mets on Thursday.

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Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 4 months ago

Ruf went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Mets.

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Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 5 months ago

Ruf will get some additional starts at first base while Ryan Howard (knee) is sidelined, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 5 months ago

Ruf went 3-for-5 with a homer, six RBI and two runs Tuesday against the Mets.

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Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 8 months ago

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

The move corresponds to Chase Utley (ankle inflammation) being placed on the 15-day DL. Ruf probably won't see much playing time with the big league club, but he could see a couple starts in left field each week while occasionally filling in at first base. He hit just .235 with three home runs in 111 plate appearances with the Phillies earlier this season before being sent to Triple-A.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 8 months ago

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

The move corresponds with Domonic Brown getting recalled, so the Phillies are just shuffling some underwhelming outfielders, although Brown offers more upside than Ruf. It would not be surprising to see Ruf back with the Phillies later this season if someone on the big league roster is hurt or struggling.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 8 months ago

Ruf had a pinch-hit single to drive in the winning run for the Phillies on Tuesday against the Reds.

Ruf was the hero Tuesday, but he hasn't played that role for fantasy owners. His at-bat Tuesday was just his fourth plate appearance since May 24. His playing time will remain limited with Cody Asche starting in left and Ryan Howard entrenched at first base. Ruf's chances for increased playing time this season will be tied to the Phillies' ability to move Howard by the trade deadline.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 9 months ago

Ruf is out of the lineup Thursday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

Grady Sizemore and Ben Revere will start in the outfield corners, so Ruff gets the day off. His playing time has become more uneven lately, as he will be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 9 months ago

Ruf is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

After starting each of the previous six games, Ruf is now out of the lineup for a second straight contest. Jeff Francoeur and Ben Revere will flank Obdul Herrera in the Phillies' outfield Tuesday night.