Ruiz Flying to Philly to Get Wrist Examined
Carlos Ruiz said yesterday his sprained left wrist still felt sore, but that he could play.
He played in Game 2 of last night’s doubleheader against the Marlins.
But the wrist bothered him enough that he had a closed door meeting with Charlie Manuel after the game. The Phillies determined they would fly Ruiz back to Philadelphia to have team doctors Michael Ciccotti and Randall Culp examine him. Ruiz is expected to join the team in Milwaukee.
Obviously, losing Ruiz would be a blow. The Phillies have Paul Bako and Paul Hoover to catch while Ruiz is out, how ever long that is.
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): Ruben Amaro Jr. said Ruiz had a MRI in Philadelphia. There is no structural damage to the wrist. But there is inflammation and there is a good chance Ruiz will receive a cortisone injection tomorrow. If he gets the injection as expected, Ruiz would be out three to five days. But the expectation is that Ruiz should be OK after that.