Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:02:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Antonio Bastardo, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Roberto Hernandez, 1B Ryan Howard and SP Kyle Kendrick on revocable waivers over the weekend. Teams can pull back players if claimed on revocable waivers and players can be dealt without penalty if they pass through waivers. No information was available on whether any of these players were claimed. Players put on waivers Monday, Aug. 4, included OF Marlon Byrd, CL Jonathan Papelbon, SS Jimmy Rollins, 2B Chase Utley, SP Cole Hamels, and C Carlos Ruiz. Waivers last 48 hours.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:10 -0700
Extension talks are ongoing between the Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki on a new contract. Suzuki reportedly wants a fair annual market value like those earned by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (three years, $26 million), Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($21 million over three years), and free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (one year, $8.25 million) over the last offseason.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:13 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, July 23. In a corresponding move, C Cameron Rupp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Fantasy Tip: Put Ruiz back into your two-catcher mixed lineups.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:27:55 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could return to the team at the end of this week if there are no setbacks, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:32:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) went 1-for-3 with a walk, stolen base and two runs scored in a rehab game for Class A Clearwater Friday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz is expected to be activated from the disabled list this week. He is worth consideration in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:27:46 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could return to the team next week. Ruiz is currently on a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz is a serviceable catcher in NL-only leagues and two-catcher formats. His best days are behind him, though.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:40:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater Thursday, July 17.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:47:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (head) has been cleared to resume baseball activities after passing his second ImPACT test in three days Wednesday, July 9.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:15:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) is making progress in his recovery from concussion. He was tested Monday, July 7, and "the test went very good," according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Ruiz might resume baseball activities sometime this weekend.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) and C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not return until after the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: We weren't expecting either to be miraculously ready before the break, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Both players' injuries are a bit worrisome, though, especially Ruiz's, since concussions are often tricky to return from.