Darin Ruf

#18 1B / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 250 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Darin Ruf: Decision regarding platoon at first base will be made this spring

      Manager Pete Mackanin said Ryan Howard, who platooned with Ruf at first base toward the end of last season, will need to show improvement against left handed pitchers this spring to avoid entering the season with the same arrangement, CSN Philadelphia reports. Howard hit just .130 with a .418 OPS and 40 strikeouts against lefties last season. It seems unlikely that Howard will finally overcome his difficulties with lefties this spring. A more likely scenario has Howard opening the season in a platoon with Darin Ruf, who hit .371 with 8 home runs and a 1.107 OPS against lefties last season. Ruf could also earn at-bats against right handed pitching if Howard struggles or if the team decides to bench him more as he heads toward free agency after the 2016 season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Darin Ruf powers Phillies to sweep over Mets with two-run HR Thursday

      Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in a 3-0 win over the Mets on Thursday. Ruf is finally getting regular at-bats down the stretch run and responding well. The righty has four home runs, two doubles and 10 RBI over his last nine games. Ruf has always shown potential, but has struggled against right-handed pitching this season. In fact, Ruf is hitting .164 against righties and .374 off lefties this season. The 1.091 OPS against southpaws is an absurd number and if he could just carry some of that power over to right-handed pitching, Ruf would become a fantasy asset.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Darren Ruf set for more starts at 1B with Ryan Howard down

      Darin Ruf will get some additional starts at first base while Phillies teammate Ryan Howard (knee) is sidelined, CSN Philadelphia reports. Howard had his knee drained Monday and is currently considered day-to-day. Ruf has already been starting against lefties, but he will now pick up some at-bats against righties until Howard can return.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Phillies 1B Darin Ruf drives in six runs in Tuesday's win

      Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf drove in a season-high six runs to help send the Phillies to a 14-8 win over the Mets on Tuesday. Ruf went 3 for 5 at the plate with six RBI and two runs scored. His biggest hit came in the third when he connected for a three-run shot off Jonathon Niese.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Ryan Howard gets rest, Darin Ruf gets start

      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Howard has started the last five games and 77 games on the year. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his 14th start.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Phillies' Darin Ruf blasts three-run home run in loss on Saturday

      Making his first start in nearly a week, Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf connected for a three-run home run on Saturday against the Braves. It wasn't enough, however, as the Braves would hang on for the 9-5 victory. Ruf's home run came in the fifth inning, but the Braves were already comfortably ahead 9-1 at the time. It was his only hit of the evening, and his fourth home run of the season--his first since May 17.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Darin Ruf, Odubel Herrera draw starts in Game 2 vs. Nats

      Phillies outfielder Ben Revere and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup of the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. In Game 1, Revere went 0 for 4 and Howard went 0 for 3 with a walk. Howard's performance saw him strike out three times. Playing first base for the Phillies in Game 2 will be Darin Ruf and manning center field will be Odubel Herrera.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Phillies place Chase Utley on DL; recall Darin Ruf

      The Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle, the team announced. "It's hard to tell," Utley said, per MLB.com when asked how much the ankle has affected him at the plate. "Obviously, it's been bothering me for a little while. Most players have aches and pains through the year. So I'm not shocked with that. It's really showing no improvement. So I think it's a good time to get it right. We will have a cortisone shot tomorrow. We'll take a little time off and hopefully, that will get it squared away." Utley has just four hits in his last 28 at-bats. The team will call up outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to replace Utley. Ruf is hitting .235 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 43 games this season for the Phillies.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Phillies recall Domonic Brown, option Darin Ruf to Triple-A

      The Phillies announced that they have recalled outfielder Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who will be available for Sunday afternoon's game against the Pirates. The corresponding move was to swap him out with outfielder Darin Ruf, who will head down to Lehigh Valley. Brown began the year with an Achilles injury and was demoted to Triple-A following the completion of his rehab. With Lehigh Valley, Brown hit .257/.307/.352 with two home runs and 26. He'll start in right field with the Phillies.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Phillies option OF/1B Darin Ruf to Triple-A on Saturday

      The Phillies have optioned outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Saturday's game, according to MLB.com. Ruf had been getting intermittent playing time lately for the Phillies, but he had been swinging the bat well when he got the chance. Ruf has six hits in 14 at-bats this month, including the 0-for-1 effort on Saturday. "You never know with things like this," Ruf said, per MLB.com. "Hopefully I can go down and swing the bat well." Overall this season, Ruf is batting .235 with three home runs. "It is what it is," Ruf said. "Everyday at-bats don't really matter if I'm just going to come up and resume the same role." His demotion opens up a roster spot for outfielder Domonic Brown, who will be recalled from Triple-A on Sunday.

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