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Carlos Ruiz doubled twice and scored twice in five at-bats as the Phillies lost 9-4 to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Ruiz represented a good portion of the Phillies' offense, which was quieted after a three-run first inning against Matt Garza. Ruiz pushed his average up to .231, which isn't terribly impressive, but he also pushed his on-base percentage close to .400.

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Carlos Ruiz will hit third for the first time in his career Tuesday against the Brewers.

The Phillies have shuffled their lineup around a bit with Chase Utley out with the flu. Ruiz has bounced around the order in the early part of the season, also hitting second, sixth, and seventh.

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Carlos Ruiz, hitting out of the second slot in the lineup, went 2-for-4 against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Ruiz started in the second slot in the lineup for just the fifth time in his career and he responded by seeing 29 pitches. He finished with a single, a double, a walk, and two runs scored. Ruiz is coming off of an awful 2013 season in which he started by serving a 25-game suspension for using Adderall. He now has an exemption to use the drug and the 35-year-old hopes to return to his productive ways.

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Carlos Ruiz has received an exemption to use Adderall in 2014.

Ruiz served a 25-game suspension at the start of last season for using the very same drug, but now he'll be able to use it without penalty. Adderall is used to treat ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 122 therapeutic use exemptions were granted in MLB last season, including 119 for ADHD. That's roughly 10 percent of major league players.

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Phillies re-signed C Carlos Ruiz to a three-year, $26 million contract.

The agreement was reported earlier this week, but it's now official. Ruiz is coming off a down year in which he hit just .268/.320/.368 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 92 games after serving a drug suspension, but the Phillies are banking on a rebound. His contract includes a club option for 2017.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have re-signed free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer says it's a three-year, $26 million deal. Ruiz drew heavy interest from the Rockies, Red Sox and Blue Jays, but the Phillies made the winning bid in the end. Ruiz, 34, hit .268/.320/.368 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 92 games this past season. He'll be the primary catcher again in 2014.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Rockies have "moved on" from free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Ruiz supposedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table, and the Rockies aren't willing to beat that number. Colorado is looking to upgrade defensively from power-hitting catcher Wilin Rosario, who will likely see more time at first base and in right field next season. The Red Sox, Blue Jays and Phillies are among the teams with reported interest in the 34-year-old Ruiz.

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox have not offered Carlos Ruiz a two-year, $20 million contract.

Ruiz's agent has told at least one team that his client has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table, but the Rockies and now the Red Sox have been ruled out as the teams that gave him that offer. The Blue Jays are also interested in the catcher, and the Phillies want to re-sign him.

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Rockies aren't willing to top $20 million for Carlos Ruiz.

Ruiz's agent is telling teams that the veteran catcher has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table. If that's true, he would be wise to accept it. The Rockies are open to a two-year deal with Ruiz that includes an option for 2016, according to Sherman, but the guaranteed money will remain under the $20 million plateau. The Phillies, Blue Jays and Red Sox are also thought to have interest in Ruiz.

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Carlos Ruiz's agent has told at least one team that his client has a two-year, $20 million offer.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Rockies have made an offer to Ruiz within the past 48 hours, but it's unclear whether the two-year, $20 million offer is from them. Either way, it may be too good of an offer to pass up. The Phillies, Blue Jays, and Red Sox are among the other clubs who reportedly have interest.