The Philadelphia Phillies place Carlos Ruiz on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 4 August 2012 at 4:12 pm

The Phillies have placed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list due to a case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He will miss the next 4-6 weeks. Ruiz has played in 95 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 105 of 313 (.335 avg, .959 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 14 homers, 58 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. 35-year old lefty swinging Brian Schneider and 32-year old righty swinging Erik Kratz will likely platoon behind the plate until Ruiz is ready to return to action. Schneider has played in 27 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 16 of 70 (.229 avg, .665 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs. Kratz has played in 13 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 8 for 23 (.348 avg, 1.245 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 3 homers and 6 RBIs. This is another huge blow to the Phillies as Carlos Ruiz was having by far the best season of his major league career in 2012.

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