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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.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

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.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Ruiz was just afforded a two-day break with the team off Thursday, but he'll head back to the bench Saturday as Wil Nieves steps in behind the plate. The 35-year-old has two more years remaining on his contract after this season, so it would make sense if the Phillies took measures to further reduce his workload over the final weeks of the season.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The Phillies and Braves will conclude their three-game series with an afternoon tilt, resulting in the day off for Ruiz, who will give way to Wil Nieves. Ruiz went 2-for-6 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in the first two games of the series.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

Manager Ryne Sandberg will give his top backstop a day off in light of Sunday's early start. Wil Nieves will serve as the catcher for A.J. Burnett.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Ruiz will catch up on some rest after starting the first two games of the series behind the plate. He collected a homer and two RBI over his six at-bats.

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Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Nationals.

Ruiz is in the midst of a modest four-game hitting streak, but isn't much of an offensive force as he is only hitting .265 with four home runs and 21 RBI overall.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Ruiz will take the customary Sunday day game off following a fantastic night at the plate Sunday that included two hits, two RBI and a stolen base. Wil Nieves will catch in his place and bat seventh for the Phillies.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Ruiz, who has started the previous three games behind the plate, will simply receive the afternoon off. Wil Nieves handles the catching duties.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 3 Months

Ruiz is out of the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Giants, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

Ruiz was just afforded a rest with the team off day Thursday, but he's 8-for-38 (.211 average) in his career against Tim Hudson, so manager Ryne Sandberg will turn to Wil Nieves to man the backstop Saturday. The 35-year-old Ruiz is batting just .184/.244/.289 so far in August, after going 11-for-25 in his first six games back from a concussion.