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Carlos Ruiz hits DL, out 4-6 weeks with plantar fasciitis

Carlos Ruiz hits DL, out 4-6 weeks with plantar fasciitis

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Ruiz has his career year derailed. (Getty Images)

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has landed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, the club announced Saturday morning. What's worse, an MRI shows a partial tear, and Ruiz is expected to miss four to six weeks.

As a corresponding move, the Phillies have recalled utility player Hector Luna. Brian Schneider and Erik Kratz are the Phillies' two remaining catchers.

Ruiz, 33, was enjoying a personal career year, despite the Phillies being one of MLB's most disappointing teams this season. "Chooch" is hitting .335/.399/.559 with 14 homers, 58 RBI, 47 runs and 28 doubles. He's already set career highs in homers, RBI and total bases and made his first career All-Star Game this season.

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