5 years ago

Phillies exercised C Carlos Ruiz's $5 million option for 2013.

It was an easy call for the Phils. Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI in 421 plate appearances this season while playing exceptional defense behind the plate. The 33-year-old is currently scheduled to hit the free agent market after the 2013 campaign.