Ruiz to DL, Expected to Miss 4-6 Weeks

Just another blow for the Phillies in a season full of misfortune.

They announced Saturday morning Carlos Ruiz, who is the team’s MVP if the season ended today, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

A MRI revealed a partial tear in the foot. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

The Phillies recalled Hector Luna to take Ruiz’s spot on the roster. Brian Schneider and Erik Kratz will handle the team’s catching duties into September.

Ruiz was having the best season of his career. He was hitting .335 with 28 doubles, 14 home runs, 58 RBIs, a .399 on-base percentage, a .559 slugging percentage and a .959 OPS. He already set career-highs in home runs and RBIs. He ranked fourth in the National League in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, sixth in slugging percentage and sixth in OPS.

Unfortunately for Ruiz, he will not finish the season with enough plate appearances to qualify among the league leaders in those categories.

Ruiz will be reevaluated in two weeks. The foot has been bothering him for at least a couple weeks, but he thought he could manage it.

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Anybody who has ever had plantar fasciitis knows that it is virtually impossible to play catcher, let alone just play baseball. Too bad. Chooch was the one highlight of this dismal season.
Why don’t they bring that kid up they just traded for and give him a taste of The Show?

There goes the last enjoyable aspect of this horrible season. I’d have to look it up, but I think the ’79 season was similar. Injuries and misery after 3 straight division titles. Better things were on the horizon then.

kids is 21 and just began AA ball. No point have him lose confidence
as for Ruiz, what a bad break. We’re going to miss him

Might as well have happened now. Hope Chooch recovers quickly, though!
We all know it will take a miracle to salvage this season. I’ll be happy if we finish over 500! I’m actually looking forward to the rest of the season. Watching the *newbies* battle for spots on next year’s team. And, so far, I really like Kratz, Frandsen, and Schierholz.

Do you really think they can salvage this season? They’re 47-59. With 56 games left, they’d have to go 34-22 to finish at .500. Without Ruiz, Pence, Blanton and Victorino – that would indeed be a miracle. I think you just have to forget about 2012. Kratz, Frandsen and Shierholtz are fill-in’s. The real stuff comes between November and January.

So glad you felt you had to define “miracle” for me, muleman.

It seems everyone I know is dealing with plantar fasciitis or had it before. I’ve been fighting it since Easter Sunday. Bummer for Chooch. the Phillies, and the fans. The comparison to ’79 is appropriate. Next season is way off, but I think the whole team will have a different, more determined attitude. Let’s just hope we have a 3rd baseman, good outfielders, and a decent bullpen.

has anyone convinced us that they deserve a spot on the roster next year, yet? I’m still looking for a 3B, CF, RF, LF and we need 2/4 at least from in house (not to mention a bullpen)

sad for carlos! again he misses out on the spotlight, in terms of rankings at end of season. glad he made it to the all-star game. frankly, without him, it’s hard to be motivated to watch at all.

17 of the next 23 at home, with the 6 away games against the Marlins and Brewers. Maybe?

nah…what am I thinking.

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