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The Phillies are expected to give Ruiz (shoulder) more rest this season to try to keep him healthy and productive, CSN Philly reports.

Ruiz, 36, is the oldest starting catcher in the majors. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he expects the team's backup catcher to start 50-70 games this season. Ruiz underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder at the end of last season, but is fully healthy and has been participating in all camp activities.

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Ruiz underwent surgery on his left shoulder Monday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Ruiz will begin his rehab immediately and will return for a follow-up exam in a month. The injury isn't expected to have any lasting effects that would compromise his availability for spring training. The 35-year-old backstop played in 110 games for the Phillies in 2014, posting a batting line of .252/.347/.717 with six home runs and 31 RBI. His workload should remain similar in 2015.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves.

Ruiz will be held out Saturday after starting the last two games, and four of the last five. Wil Nieves will get the start behind the plate in Ruiz's place.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

Ruiz will get Wednesday's customary catcher day game off following a 0-for-3 night at the plate Tuesday. Wil Nieves will catch Kyle Kendrick in his place and bat seventh for the Phillies.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday.

This is just a standard day off, and Wil Nieves will get the start behind the dish Saturday. Ruiz has only started five of the last 11 games for the Phillies, so there are probably better options at catcher in standard leagues.

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Ruiz said Thursday that he has been playing with a sore left shoulder all season, CSN Philly reports.

Ruiz said he tweaked something working out in the weight room in spring training. He will undergo tests after the season. The Phillies have been resting him a bit more of late which will probably continue through the end of the season.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies have little incentive to play the aging Ruiz at this point in the season, so he'll get the day off for the third time in four days Thursday. Expect the trend to continue into the final week of the season, with both Wil Nieves and Cameron Rupp picking up more at-bats as a consequence.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Tuesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

It will be the second day off in a row for Ruiz, but there's no word of an injury. Cameron Rupp will get the start behind the dish for the second game of the series against San Diego.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

Ruiz, who's batting .260/.328/.431 with four homers since the All-Star break, will give way to Wil Nieves after two straight starts. The 35-year-old Ruiz signed a three-year deal with the Phillies last November and should remain the primary option behind the plate next season.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

It's just a standard day off for Ruiz, who has caught the past three days. Wil Nieves will get the start behind the dish.