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2014 Avg.
.258
 
Career Avg.
.272
Name  Carlos Ruiz
Born  1/22/1979
Height  5-10
Weight  205
Number  51
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold8/24/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against St. Louis
Insight: Day game off following a night game is normal for the 35-year-old. Wil Nieves is doing the catching. Ruiz is hitting .265 with three homers and 20 RBI in 87 games which isn't going to make a fantasy starting lineup.
 
Cold8/20/2014 12:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against Seattle.
Insight: Ruiz is getting a break for a day game following a night game. Wil Nieves is doing the catching Wednesday. Ruiz is hitting .174 with two RBI in August.
 
Cold8/16/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday against San Francisco.
Insight: Ruiz caught 10 innings Friday night, so he'll give way to Wil Nieves on Saturday. He has hit just .184 in August.
 
8/3/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (.267, 2 HR, 16 RBI) is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day off after a night game for the veteran catcher. Wil Nieves (.288, 1 HR, 4 RBI) willl get the start, but has little fantasy value.
 
7/29/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is just 1-for-13 against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee.
Insight: Ruiz went 4-for-4 Monday at New York and has six hits in the past two games to raise his batting average to .272, but this is a poor matchup.
 
7/28/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has gone 8-for-16 (.500) with four doubles in four games since he returned from a concussion.
Insight: Ruiz sat out close to a month with the injury. He went 4-for-4 Monday at New York and is hitting .272 with two homers, 16 RBI and a .757 OPS in 246 at-bats.
 
7/24/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Ruiz (.261, 2 HR, 14 RBI) is just back from a stint on the disabled list (concussion), but this is a routine day off after a night game.
 
7/16/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday.
Insight: Ruiz (.257, 2 HR, 14 RBI) suffered a concussion on June 26 when he was hit in the head by a pitch. He should be back early next week at the latest provided he doesn't have a recurrence of symptoms.
 
7/9/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
Insight: Ruiz (.257, 2 HR, 14 RBI) suffered a concussion on June 26 when he was hit in the head by a pitch. He should be back shortly after the All-Star break.
 
7/7/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: According to beat writer Matt Gelb, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will be out until after the All-Star break.
Insight: Ruiz (.257, 2 HR, 14 RBI) suffered a concussion on June 26 when he was hit in the head by a pitch. The veteran backstop missed 20 games in 2010 due to a concussion so the team will have to be extra cautious.
 
7/1/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Carlos Ruiz' concussion "is maybe a little more serious than we originally thought." SOURCE: philly.com
Insight: Ruiz suffered a concussion last Thursday when he was hit in the head by a pitch. The veteran backstop missed 20 games in 2010 due to a concussion so the team will have to be extra cautious.
 
6/27/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz has been moved to the seven-day disabled list.
Insight: Chooch suffered a concussion in last night's win against the Marlins. Cameron Rupp (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will handle the catching duties during his absence.
 
6/22/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting a breather Sunday versus the Cardinals. SOURCE: Jim Salisbury, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: At age 35, Ruiz (.276, 2 HR, 13 RBI) requires more rest than he used to. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate.
 
6/12/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting a routine day off Thursday.
Insight: Just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher. Ruiz is batting .279 with two homers, 11 RBI and 26 runs scored.
 
6/5/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting a routine day off Thursday.
Insight: Just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher. Ruiz is batting .279 with one homer, 10 RBI and 23 runs scored.
 
6/1/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz has picked up eight hits in 23 career at-bats against Mets starter Jon Niese.
Insight: Ruiz didn't start Saturday after catching 14 innings Friday night, but he pinch hit in the ninth inning and ended up catching the final five innings of what turned out to be another 14-inning game. He has gone 10-for-22 with two doubles in his last six games and should be considered for your fantasy lineup Sunday if he starts for the Phillies.
 
5/31/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz won't start Saturday against the Mets.
Insight: Just a routine rest day after a night game. Ruiz isn't back to his 2012 level, but he has a respectable .279 batting average with 22 runs scored and a .793 OPS.
 
5/22/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz won't start Thursday against the Marlins.
Insight: Just a routine rest day after a night game on Wednesday. Ruiz isn't back to his 2012 level, but he has a respectable .770 OPS.
 
5/11/2014 12:29:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz won't start Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: It's Wil Nieves' turn to start behind the plate as Ruiz gets a day of rest. Ruiz is batting .279 with an .813 OPS while Nieves is a .261 with a .609 OPS. Stay away from Nieves in fantasy lineups.
 
Hot4/27/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz won't start Sunday against the Diamondbacks. SOURCE: Jesse Sanchez, MLB.com
Insight: It's Wil Nieves' turn to start behind the plate. Ruiz has slugged 11 hits in his last six games to bring his average from .204 to .296. It's possible we could see Ruiz appear as a pinch-hitter later on.
 

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