Ruiz went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mets. Ruiz has made just four starts in the month of July, but has hits in each of those games. Manager Pete Mackanin said last month that he was going to cut back a bit on Cameron Rupp's playing time due to issues with his game calling, but that has not materialized. Ruiz is a candidate to be traded this month or perhaps in August should a playoff-bound team need catching depth.
Ruiz will start Sunday in order to catch for Aaron Nola, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelpia reports. Manager Pete Mackanin is hoping Ruiz can help Nola turn things around after going 0-3 with a 15.83 ERA over his last three starts. If Nola has success it might help Ruiz pick up some additional playing time as he would likely be paired up with Nola moving forward. He has also recently become Jared Eickhoff's personal catcher.
Ruiz is in the lineup and batting sixth for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports. Ruiz will get the start in place of Cameron Rupp, but his lack of consistent playing time makes him a questionable fantasy option. The 37-year-old is hitting .225 with three home runs and seven RBI through 25 games this season.
Ruiz is in the lineup and will bat sixth for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Ruiz will face right-hander Justin Verlander while Cameron Rupp gets a rest. He has had two career at-bats against Verlander, and collected one walk. Ruiz has gone without a hit in his past three games played.
Ruiz is in the lineup and batting fifth for Tuesday's game against the Braves, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Ruiz is 0-for-8 in his last two starts but remains at a respectable .286 average with three home runs through 13 games played.