Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.225
 
Career Avg.
.274
Name  Carlos Ruiz
Born  1/22/1979
Height  5-10
Weight  205
Number  51
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/13/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz will be given the afternoon off Sunday against Miami. SOURCE: Phillies on Twitter
Insight: The 35-year-old had caught six games in a row prior to Sunday's day off. With only nine hits in 37 at bats, Ruiz (.243, 0 HR, 0 RBI) hasn't been of much use to fantasy owners this season.
 
4/8/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will bat in the No. 3 hole with Chase Utley sidelined by illness.
Insight: Over his career, Ruiz has only batted third two times. He's batting .235 through the first five games.
 
2/19/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: According to philly.com, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz received an exemption that will allow him to use Adderall in 2014.
Insight: Ruiz served a 25-game suspension for Adderall use at the start of the 2013 season. Ruiz is believed to have been using the substance when he hit .325 with 16 homers, 68 RBI and a .934 OPS in 372 at-bats during the 2012 season, by far the best statistical year of his career.
 
11/18/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Fox's Ken Rosenthal reports the Phillies have signed catcher Carlos Ruiz to a new contract worth $26 million over three seasons.
Insight: Ruiz will be 37 by the end of his contract. The 2012 All-Star is excellent at handling a pitching staff and has become an above average hitter. He should see over 400 at bats next season as long as he can stay healthy.
 
11/12/2013 8:26:00 PM
Description: Carloz Ruiz's agent claims his client has been offered a two-year, $20 million contract, though it's unclear which team made the offer. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: The Red Sox and Rockies can safely be ruled out as both teams have come out in the last 24 hours and said that they did not offer Ruiz $20 million. That means the offer probably came from either the Phillies or the Blue Jays. Given his age and lack of productivity in 2013 (.268, 5 HR, 37 RBI), this will probably be the best offer Ruiz receivers this winter. Expect him to make a decision soon.
 
11/8/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies are expected to talk contract after the team declined to offer him a one-year qualifying offer (14.1 million), but there are a number of free agent catchers on the market this offseason.
Insight: Brian McCann, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dioner Navarro, Kurt Suzuki, Jose Molina, A.J. Pierzynski and John Buck also available. It will be interesting to see where they all land.
 
Cold9/29/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: A bruised hand will keep Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz out of the lineup Sunday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Jim Salisbury, Comcast Sportsnet
Insight: Erik Kratz will start behind the plate for Sunday's regular season finale. Ruiz will end the season with just two hits in his final 33 at bats.
 
Hot9/15/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz will have the afternoon off on Sunday.
Insight: He'll step aside to give Erik Kratz some work behind the plate. Ruiz has collected a .500 average in his last five games (10-for-20).
 
9/11/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz missed Tuesday's game against San Diego and is questionable for Wednesday due to a bruised collarbone.
Insight: Ruiz is hitting .343 over the past four weeks (20 games) to raise his average to a respectable .280.
 
Hot8/29/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Ruiz is hitting .447 with four doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and seven runs over his last 10 games (eight starts). He was hitting .250 before the hot streak but is up to .282 after Wednesday's game.
 
Hot8/25/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has raised his average 34 points by going 15-for-29 over his last seven games.
Insight: Ruiz was hitting .250 with a .608 OPS on Aug. 17, but he has heated up recently. He has produced four doubles and two homers during the last seven games.
 
8/18/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had four singles Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Not only has Ruiz not even come close to matching his production from last year, he's not even in the ballpark of his numbers from 2009-11. In 200 at-bats, he's hitting .265 with two home runs and 14 RBI.
 
8/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is 6-for-9 (.667) over his career against Braves right-hander Kris Medlen.
Insight: Ruiz has been nothing even remotely close to the fantasy option we saw last season. The 2013 version is batting .257 with two homers, 14 RBI and a .626 OPS, the 2012 version produced a career-best 16 HR, 68 RBI and a .935 OPS.
 
8/3/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is 5-for-11 (.455) over his career against Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy.
Insight: Ruiz has been nothing even remotely close to the fantasy option we saw last season. The 2013 version is batting .248 with one homer, 11 RBI and a .589 OPS, the 2012 version produced a career-best 16 HR, 68 RBI and a .935 OPS. Ruiz should be rested after an off day on Friday.
 
8/2/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is 6-for-9 over his career against Braves right-hander Kris Medlen.
Insight: Ruiz has been nothing even remotely close to the fantasy option we saw last season. The 2013 version is batting .248 with one homer, 11 RBI and a .589 OPS, the 2012 version produced a career-best 16 HR, 68 RBI and a .935 OPS.
 
7/5/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz isn't starting in Friday's series opener against the Braves.
Insight: Ruiz has spent most of the season either on the DL or serving a suspension. He's totaled 94 at-bats this season with a .266 batting average, zero homers and just four RBI. Humberto Quintero gets the nod with Erik Kratz sidelined, but he has little to no fantasy value.
 
6/23/2013 12:46:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz isn't starting Sunday's series finale against the Mets.
Insight: It's his first day off since returning from the DL on Tuesday. Ruiz has spent most of the season either on the DL or serving a suspension. Even when he's been active, he hasn't done enough to warrant a spot on any fantasy rosters (.227 AVG in 66 at bats).
 
6/18/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Ruiz suffered a right hamstring strain on May 19. He's batting .235 in 16 games.
 
6/13/2013 3:19:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) took batting practice with the team before Wednesday's game and could go on a rehab assignment this weekend, according to philly.com.
Insight: Ruiz suffered a right hamstring strain on May 19. The Phillies are down to their third-string catcher with Erik Kratz out for 6-8 weeks following surgery to repair a left meniscus tear.
 
6/13/2013 3:19:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is hoping to return June 21st against the Mets. SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: Ruiz will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley sometime in the next two days. He's missed nearly a month with a strained hamstring. Ruiz also served a 25-game suspension earlier in the year after testing positive for Adderall in the offseason.
 

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