Darin Ruf
1B/LF/DH PHI
3 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 PHI
4 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 PHI
4 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 PHI
4 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 PHI
4 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 PHI
4 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.

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

Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

EDGE Analysis

Run returned from a shoulder injury for Sunday's contest, but he'll head back to the bench with right-hander Noah Syndergaard taking the ball for New York. Ryan Howard will man first base and bat cleanup in his stead.

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

Ruf is in the lineup Saturday, batting fifth and making his first start in left field.

EDGE Analysis

Ruf had been slowed by a shoulder injury coming into the weekend, but he was able to come on as a pinch-hitter Friday and will be back in the lineup Saturday. He'll have the tough task of facing Washington's ace, Max Scherzer, on Saturday, but he's had moderate success in a limited sample against him, going 2-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts.

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

Ruf (shoulder) was used as a pinch hitter in Friday's game. He went 0-for-1.

EDGE Analysis

Ruf had been sidelined with a sore left shoulder. He will be in the starting lineup Sunday when the Phillies face lefty Gio Gonzalez.

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

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf (shoulder) will start the next time the Phillies face a left handed pitcher, Evan Webeck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Phillies are scheduled to next face a lefty on Sunday when they take on Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals. Ruf was able to swing a bat prior to Thursday's game and was available to pinch-hit.