Chooch’s Left Hand is OK

Carlos RuizCarlos Ruiz appeared just fine, laughing and talking with teammates in front of his locker this morning at Bright House Field.

He got hit in his left hand with a pitch in the ninth inning last night in a Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox in Ft. Myers. The Phillies called it a bruise, which seemed to be confirmed Friday when x-rays came back negative.

“Today it felt great,” Ruiz said.

Ruiz has been suspended the first 25 games of the season after testing positive for a banned stimulant. He is eligible to play in his first regular-season game April 28 against the New York Mets at Citi Field. He is eligible to begin a rehab assignment April 23.


Has Chooch applied for permission from the league to take his Adderall?

Good question phan52. I kind of hope he did. He needs to be 100% focused on every pitch he calls to every hitter as well as every pitch that he sees as a hitter.

It’s great that the injury wasn’t serious. It’s going to be a very long April without Chooch in the line-up and behind the plate catching the Aces.

As for Kratz, I’ll just be happy if Kratz doesn’t “lose” any games because of bad pitch calling or an error. I really don’t expect him to hit at all. He has the 8-hole locked up already.

hunter ハンター ペンmoleskine

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