Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 Month

Phillies activated C Carlos Ruiz from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Ruiz wasn't supposed to be back until Friday, but the Phils decided to make the move a couple days early. The veteran backstop was been out since late June with post-concussion symptoms, but he got through five rehab games with no issues and is ready to go.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 Month

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

The thought had been that Ruiz would return early this week, but apparently the Phillies want to keep the catcher on his rehab assignment a bit longer. Ruiz went 1-for-4 at the plate while catching seven innings Saturday in his third rehab game for High-A Clearwater.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 Month

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Clearwater on Thursday.

He'll play with Clearwater through the weekend before rejoining the Phillies early next week if all goes well. Ruiz has been out since late June with concussion issues, but he's been symptom-free for a while now and is ready to tests things out in game action.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 1 Month

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activities after his second positive IMPACT test in three days.

Ruiz hasn't played since he was hit in the helmet by a pitch on June 26. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro had previously said Ruiz will start baseball activities this weekend if Wednesay's test went well. If things continue to progress, the catcher will likely be ready to go shortly after the All-Star break.

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Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Monday that Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could return in mid-July.

Ruiz had another IMPACT test Monday, and Amaro said the test "went very good. Much improved from his last test. The plan is for him to do some more exertion exercises and then another test probably on Wednesday, and if he's cleared to go at about 100 percent then we'll start with baseball activities sometime this weekend." Amaro added that Ruiz would need to get in some rehab at-bats before returning.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not return before the All-Star break.

Results of Ruiz's IMPACT test Monday aren't yet known, but it appears that he hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. The Phillies' backstop has been experiencing concussion symptoms since taking a pitch to the helmet back on June 26.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

While Carlos Ruiz (concussion) has experienced improvement, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that the catcher is "still a ways off."

Ruiz will take another IMPACT test on Monday, at which point the club will have a better idea how close he is. However, it doesn't sound like he'll be returning prior to the All-Star break.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Friday that Carlos Ruiz has experienced improvement with his concussion symptoms.

Chooch will take another IMPACT test on Monday to see if he's ready to resume baseball activities. He'll be activated quickly once the symptoms subside, but until that happens there's no timetable for his return.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Tuesday that Carlos Ruiz's concussion "is maybe a little more serious than we originally thought, unfortunately."

"He's had concussion issues in the past, so we have to be careful with him," the GM added. Ruiz was placed on the disabled list following a concussion suffered last Thursday, and he's yet to make any progress. The catcher has been administered IMPACT tests but hasn't passed them. "He's failing those tests," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He still gets the dizziness and the eye sensation to brightness." There's no timetable for Ruiz's return.

Carlos Ruiz C PHI 2 Months

Phillies placed C Carlos Ruiz on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

In a corresponding move, Koyie Hill was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster. As long as he's able to pass his concussion protocol, he should be able to return to the Phillies at some point next week.