Ben Revere is off to a slow start for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Sunday 28 April 2013 at 12:41 pm

The Phillies dealt starting pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins for 24-year old lefty swinging CF Ben Revere on December 6th, 2012.  Revere has been a big disappointment so far for the Phillies in 2013.  Revere has played in 22 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 18 of 87 (.207 avg, .472 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  The Phillies want him to get back to the player he was with the Twins last year, when he played in 124 games in which he was 150 of 511 (.294 avg, .675 OPS) with 70 runs scored, 0 homers, 32 RBIs and 40 stolen bases.

The Philadelphia Phillies reinstate Carlos Ruiz from his suspension

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 28 April 2013 at 7:22 am

The Phillies have reinstated 34-year old righty swinging catcher from his suspension from Major League Baseball for testing positive for amphetamines.  Ruiz played in 4 games in A+AA-ball getting ready for his return to action and he was 2 for 14 (.143 avg, .723 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  Ruiz played in 114 games for the Phillies last year and he was 121 of 372 (.325 avg, .935 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 16 homers, 68 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  32-year old righty swinging Erik Kratz will return to being Ruiz’ backup.  Kratz has played in 21 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 13 for 68 (.191 avg, .531 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs.  The Phillies have designated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Humberto Quintero to make room on the roster for Ruiz.  Quintero played in 7 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 5 for 20 (.250 avg, .636 OPS) with 2 RBIs.

UPDATE:  (5/3/2013) – The Phillies have outrighted Humberto Quintero to AAA.

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