Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:32:16 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz has received permission to take Adderall during the season. Ruiz was suspended for the first 25 games of the 2013 season for taking what was believed to be Adderall.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:50:04 -0800
The Boston Red Sox have engaged in talks with free-agent C Brian McCann (Braves). The team is still in the catcher market after missing out on Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz. The Red Sox were reluctant to go longer than two years on their offer to Ruiz.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:18:48 -0800
The three-year, $26 million contract signed by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz contains another option other than the fourth year in 2017. Ruiz can earn an extra $500,000 each season if he catches 125 games or more.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:10:37 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz will make $8.5 million in each of the next three years, and his contract includes a $4.5 million option or a $500,000 buyout for the 2017 season. He'll have a limited no-trade clause; he can block trades to four undisclosed teams through the life of the deal. However, he could become a 10/5 player with the power to block all trades if he remains with the team until July of 2016.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:42:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with free-agent C Carlos Ruiz on a three-year, $26 million deal to re-sign with the club.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:35:12 -0800
According to sources, the Philadelphia Phillies will re-sign C Carlos Ruiz.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:39:11 -0800
MLB.com writer Todd Zolecki, who writes for the Philadelphia Phillies site, speculates the Phillies may have been the team to offer C Carlos Ruiz a two-year deal worth $20 million.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:42:16 -0800
The Boston Red Sox made a two-year offer to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) Wednesday, Nov. 13, but there's no word on whether the two sides are close to an agreement. The BoSox are also talking with free-agent Cs Brian McCann (Braves), Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers). The offer is believed to be less than $10 million a year, and Salty is thought to be looking for at least a three-year deal.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:52:31 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have not made a two-year, $20 million offer to free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies), according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I can say this comfortably, I do not have one free-agent offer out to anybody as we sit here today, I have not made one offer to one free agent at any point in time. Hopefully that throws a lot of water on the rumors."
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:22:27 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are "moved on" from free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and are now focusing their efforts on finding a closer. RPs Rex Brothers and Chad Bettis are expected to fill setup roles.