Ruf signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Korea Baseball Organization's Samsung Lions on Friday, Yonhap News Agency reports.
Ruf's impending departure opens up a spot on the Dodgers' 40-man roster. He'll make about double what he would've in the majors this year. Ruf holds a career .246/.305/.423 line in 833 MLB plate appearances, and will see if he can raise his future stock by playing overseas.
Ruf was traded to the Dodgers on Friday along with Darnell Sweeney in exchange for Howie Kendrick.
The 30-year-old fell out of favor in the Phillies' organization, as he failed to capitalize on his opportunities against left-handed pitching in 2016 (.695 OPS) and was passed by Tommy Joseph on the organizational depth chart at first base. He will get a fresh start with the Dodgers although there's not a clear path to at-bats and he's far from a lock to even make the Opening Day roster. Adrian Gonzalez struggled against lefties but a healthy Scott Van Slyke (if he's tendered a contract) may be a better platoon option.
Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Ruf had started the previous three games at either corner outfield spot, but with a 2-for-11 performance in those contests, he didn't really make a compelling case for regular duties. For now, it appears Peter Bourjos is ahead of him on the depth chart, but that could change in the weeks to come if manager Peter Mackanin decides to prioritize Ruf's power over Bourjos' defensive skiills.
Ruf will start in left field for the third straight game Sunday against the Braves, MLB.com reports.
Finding competent corner outfield play has been an issue all season for the Phillies, and it seems Ruf is the latest player to get an extended look at the position following his Sept. 2 call-up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf has shown power during his time in the minors, but he's struggled to make contact during various stints at the MLB level over the last several years, making him a potential batting average liability for a fantasy team.
Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
It has been a rough year for Ruf, as he has slashed just .158/.206/.193 in 63 big league plate appearances. He hit 20 home runs while slashing .294/.356/.529 in 95 games with Lehigh Valley this year, but it's pretty clear at this point that he is a Quadruple-A hitter. Look for him to play sparingly in the outfield and at first base down the stretch for the Phillies.
Ruf went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Ruf is hitting .256/.292/.628 with five home runs in 43 at-bats since being sent back to minors earlier this month. Tommy Joseph has gotten off to a solid start in the majors, so it may be a while before Ruf gets another opportunity with the Phils.
Ruf was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Ruf had been getting somewhat consistent playing time on the short side of a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard, but he did nothing to warrant a spot on the roster, batting a mere .158 with three RBI on the season. He'll head to the minors to try and get back on track at the plate. The Phillies called up first baseman Tommy Joseph from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.
Ruf could be sent to Triple-A if the Phillies opt to promote Tommy Joseph from the minors soon, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Manager Pete Mackanin confirmed Wednesday that the Phillies have discussed promoting Joseph. He would take Ruf's spot in a platoon at first base with Ryan Howard. Ruf, who has an option left, has hit just .161/.210/.196 this season and has yet to homer. Perhaps some time in the minors with consistent playing time will get his bat going again.
Ruf is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
He'll sit on Sunday while Emmanuel Burriss will start in left field and bat seventh. Ruf started the last two games against Milwaukee in left and produced two hits in six at-bats.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf might play the entire series against the Brewers this weekend, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Peter Bourjos is expected to sit this weekend while he works on his approach at the plate. Ruf got the start in left field Friday and went 1-for-4 with a RBI. The Phillies are not scheduled to see a lefty this weekend, so Ruf should see two more starts in left field. If he has some success against righties, it could lead to additional playing time.
Ruf is starting in left field and batting seventh for Friday's game against the Brewers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.
With a right-hander on the mound, Ryan Howard will assume his normal position at first base but Ruf will receive a rare start in the outfield, as the Phillies attempt to bolster their offense in any way possible. Ruf has been used sparingly as a pinch-hitter over the past few games, but did go 1-for-3 with a double in his last start against the Nationals.
Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.
Ruf returned from a shoulder injury for Sunday's contest, but he'll head back to the bench with right-hander Noah Syndergaard taking the ball for New York. Ryan Howard will man first base and bat cleanup in his stead.
Ruf is in the lineup Saturday, batting fifth and making his first start in left field.
Ruf had been slowed by a shoulder injury coming into the weekend, but he was able to come on as a pinch-hitter Friday and will be back in the lineup Saturday. He'll have the tough task of facing Washington's ace, Max Scherzer, on Saturday, but he's had moderate success in a limited sample against him, going 2-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts.
Ruf (shoulder) was used as a pinch hitter in Friday's game. He went 0-for-1.
Ruf had been sidelined with a sore left shoulder. He will be in the starting lineup Sunday when the Phillies face lefty Gio Gonzalez.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf (shoulder) will start the next time the Phillies face a left handed pitcher, Evan Webeck of MLB.com reports.
The Phillies are scheduled to next face a lefty on Sunday when they take on Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals. Ruf was able to swing a bat prior to Thursday's game and was available to pinch-hit.
Ruf (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
Ruf, if healthy, would have started at first base Thursday with the Padres starting southpaw Drew Pomeranz, but Ryan Howard will get the nod with Ruf still banged up. While Ruf's shoulder is still too sore for him to play a full nine innings, he may be able to pinch hit if needed.
Ruf said his shoulder was feeling better Wednesday after receiving a cortisone shot, Evan Webeck of MLB.com reports.
Ruf said he was not sure if he'll be able to play Thursday. The Phillies face lefty Drew Pomeranz and they would surely like to have Ruf in the lineup if he is ready to go.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf (shoulder) could be available to pinch hit Wedensday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Ruf is currently day-to-day with a bruised rotator cuff. He hurt the shoulder diving for a ball at first base in Monday's game.
Ruf is day-to-day with a contusion on his left rotator cuff, Ryan Lawrence of The Philly Voice reports.
He missed Tuesday's game with the ailing shoulder, and given his limited role occupying the short side of a first base platoon, this should not be a major blow for the Phillies or fantasy owners. The Phillies next face a lefty (Drew Pomeranz) on Thursday, so that is probably the best bet as to when Ruf will return to the lineup.
Ruf is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres due to left shoulder soreness, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.
Ruf apparently jammed his left shoulder in Monday's game and will get it examined. Manager Pete Mackanin says he is hopeful that Ruf will still be available to pinch hit, but the 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more information is released regarding the injury.
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