37-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ruiz could be nearing the end of the line for the Philadelphia Phillies, just like Ryan Howard. Ruiz has played in 23 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 19 of 84 (.226 avg, .670 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 3 homers and 7 RBIs. He has now played in 1,044 games in his first 11 years with the Phillies and he is 874 of 3,297 (.265 avg, .745 OPS) with 380 runs scored, 68 homers, 396 RBIs and 21 stolen bases. Ruiz was an All-Star as recently as 2012 (his only time on the team so far in his career). He has also played in 46 games in the post-season for the Phillies and he is 36 of 142 (.254 avg, .789 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 4 homers, 15 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Ruiz helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008. Ruiz is #35 in games played in Phillies’ history with 1,044 of them. He is also #43 in hits (874), #26 in doubles (210), #39 in homers (68), #41 in RBIs (396) and #34 in walks (371) in Phillies’ history. It will be sad to see Ruiz and Howard go, but they are both running on fumes right now.