Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:08:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino is no longer in the starting lineup Friday, April 21, and has been replaced by C Carlos Ruiz. Zunino is not dealing with any health issues, according to a source.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 07:20:45 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C Carlos Ruiz was acquired by the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Nov. 6, for RP Vidal Nuno.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:28:34 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Carlos Ruiz was activated Friday, Aug. 26.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:31:07 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis and P Tommy Bergjans, a player to be named or cash were traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for C Carlos Ruiz Thursday, Aug. 25.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:27:11 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Aug. 25, in exchange for C A.J. Ellis and P Tommy Bergjans, a player to be named or cash.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:50:37 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24. C Carlos Ruiz is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Rupp is having a serviceable season in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues with 23 runs, 10 home runs, 29 RBI and a .276/.323/.487 slash line. Ruiz is a potential flier in daily contests Sunday, but his seasonal value is extremely limited. He's handing over more and more playing time to Rupp.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:22:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. C Carlos Ruiz is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Rupp is putting together a respectable fantasy campaign with nine home runs, 26 RBI and a .278/.321/.484 slash line. He's a viable starter in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues. The 37-year-old Ruiz is playing sparingly at this stage of his career and is nothing more than a desperation flier in daily contests Wednesday.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:55:43 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is in the lineup, batting fifth against New York Mets SP Logan Verrett and playing first base Saturday, July 16, in place of 1B Tommy Joseph. INF Andres Blanco will hit right behind Howard and replace 2B Cesar Hernandez, while C Carlos Ruiz will fill in for C Cameron Rupp behind the plate and follow Blanco in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Slashing a miserable .158/.217/.356 this season, it is hard to defend using Howard in just about any format. Blanco is getting his first start since July 2 and brings virtually nothing to the fantasy table. Ruiz is 3-for-8 in July but only has 11 RBI in part-time duty this year; he has not homered since April 27, so he can be avoided in fantasy as well.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:22:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz will start at catcher and bat sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson Saturday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz has struggled at the plate all year, and he doesn't warrant the attention of fantasy owners.
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:52:28 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, SS Freddy Galvis, OF Cody Asche and C Cameron Rupp are not in the starting lineup versus Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Saturday, July 2. INF Andres Blanco will bat third and play shortstop, 1B Tommy Joseph will bat fifth and play first base, C Carlos Ruiz will bat sixth and start behind the plate and OF Tyler Goeddel will bat seventh and play in left field.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph is 3-for-20 at the plate over the past week, while Goeddel is batting just .182 since June 1. Both players should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Blanco and Ruiz should be viewed strictly as inexpensive fliers in DFS.