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Phillies | Ryan Howard placed on disabled list

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 1B Ryan Howard (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of left knee inflammation. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Darin Ruf has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and he will join the team Monday, July 8.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf is expected to get the bulk of the starts at first base in Howard's absence, although John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix also stand to see increased playing time. Howard was batting .266 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs through 80 games - a far cry from the power numbers he posted between 2006 and 2009, when he mashed 198 homers.

2013-07-06 15:42:28 | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury

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