Darin Ruf 1B/LF/DH PHI 1 week ago

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

Competitive 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 1 week ago

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

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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 3 weeks 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.

Competitive 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.

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

Ruf (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruf, if healthy, would have started at first base Thursday with the Padres starting southpaw Drew Pomeranz, but Ryan Howard will get the nod with Ruf still banged up. While Ruf's shoulder is still too sore for him to play a full nine innings, he may be able to pinch hit if needed.

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

Ruf said his shoulder was feeling better Wednesday after receiving a cortisone shot, Evan Webeck of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruf said he was not sure if he'll be able to play Thursday. The Phillies face lefty Drew Pomeranz and they would surely like to have Ruf in the lineup if he is ready to go.

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

Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf (shoulder) could be available to pinch hit Wedensday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ruf is currently day-to-day with a bruised rotator cuff. He hurt the shoulder diving for a ball at first base in Monday's game.