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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.

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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.

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Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

All three hits were singles, which has become a very familiar outcome for Ruiz since the .540 slugging percentage peak he posted in 2012. Ruiz is hitting for marginally more power than he did last season, but now that he's 35 years old, he shouldn't be counted on as more than a No. 2 catcher in most mixed leagues.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

Wil Nieves will step in behind the plate to catch starter Kyle Hendricks, as Ruiz sits after three straight starts. Ruiz provided the lone run for the Phillies on Saturday with a solo homer, his third of the season and first since June 7.

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

Ruiz's day off isn't surprising after catching a 15-inning marathon Tuesday night. Wil Nieves will start behind the plate in his place and bat seventh for the Phillies on Wednesday.