Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 1 Day

Phillies recalled OF Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ruf went 1-for-10 with four strikeouts in a short stint with the Phillies earlier this season. He'll act as depth at first base and both corner outfield spots.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 21 Days

Darin Ruf (wrist) returned to game action with the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Monday.

Ruf has been out of action since early June with a small fracture in his left wrist. He should return to Triple-A Lehigh Valley soon and be and option for the Phillies' bench when there's a need.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 1 Month

Darin Ruf has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his left wrist.

The fracture is not a new injury -- he suffered it in a collision with the outfield wall June 3 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley -- but initial tests did not reveal it. Ruf also banged his knee and remains out indefinitely.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Darin Ruf (wrist, knee) will remain shut down from baseball activities until sometime next week at the earliest.

Ruf still has some swelling and a lack of range of motion in his right knee as a result of a collision with the outfield wall on Tuesday. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday before the next step for him is determined.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Darin Ruf has been placed on the Triple-A Lehigh Valley disabled list with a left writ and right knee injury.

Ruf suffered the injuries when he slid into a wall while trying to chase down a foul ball. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously he won't be an option for the Phillies for a while.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Darin Ruf left Tuesday's game at Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a left wrist sprain and right knee laceration.

Ruf suffered the injury when he slide into a wall while trying to chase down a foul ball. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, as he's likely to undergo further tests.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Phillies optioned 1B/OF Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Manager Ryne Sandberg was saying just a couple days ago that Ruf had a shot to play himself into a platoon at first base, but he's now back in the minors after receiving just 11 plate appearances. He should be back later this season.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg indicated Tuesday that Darin Ruf could play his way into a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard.

"Yeah, if it happens to work," Sandberg said of a platoon. "It's an opportunity to have a lineup like that and if it produces that becomes an opportunity and possibility going forward, just to possibly to get some consistency with the offense against right-handed and left-handed pitching." Howard is hitting just .182 against left-handers over the last three seasons, so finding a platoon mate for him would be wise. Ruf started against left Jorge De La Rosa on Tuesday and hit a solo homer.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Phillies recalled 1B/OF Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ruf began the season on the disabled list with an oblique strain and was eventually optioned to Lehigh Valley last week after completing a rehab assignment. He's hit .261/.314/.391 with one homer in 12 minor league games this season and will give the Phils an option at first base and the corner outfield spots against left-handed pitching.

Darin Ruf 1B/LF.. PHI 2 Months

Phillies activated OF Darin Ruf from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ruf is healed from his spring oblique strain, but the Phillies want him to get more at-bats against minor league competition. The 27-year-old is 2-for-10 in three games since joining Lehigh Valley earlier this week.