Chooch on DL, Could Miss 3-4 Weeks

Carlos RuizThe Phillies will place Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list tomorrow because of a Grade 2 strained hamstring.

He is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks based on the size and location of the tear.

The Phillies selected catcher Humberto Quintero’s contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Ruiz’s place on the roster. The Phillies placed right-hander Mike Adams on the disabled list with a strained back to make room for Quintero. Right-hander Tyler Cloyd will take Ruiz’s spot on the roster tomorrow.

Ruiz injured the hamstring running the bases in the second inning Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. He had hit .235 (12-for-51) with two doubles and two RBIs in 16 games after missing the first 25 games of the season because of a suspension for using a banned stimulant, although he had hit .325 (10-for-31) in his previous 10 games.

Phillies catchers have a .582 on-base-plus-slugging percentage this season, which ranks 27th in baseball. They were counting on Ruiz to boost that position upon his contract, but he lasted less than a month.

“We were comfortable with the (catching) situation we had to start the season,” assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. “Q did a good job for us. I think we’re comfortable with what we have. We’re not going to stop looking, but I don’t think we’re actively out there pursuing anything. But you keep your eyes and ears open.”

3 Comments

I really hope Howard isn’t as bad. They are only 4.5 out of first this early in the season I feel if they stay healthy they could make a run at the playoffs, but losing both Ruiz and Howard would be devastating.

The good news is that they DIDN’T lose Chooch and Ryan. The bad news is that they lost Chooch and Chase ;o(……

Do we know if Chase is going to be on DL and if so how long?

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