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  1. Carlos Ruiz has an Adderall exemption from MLB for 2014

    Feb 19, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

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    We may have missed this over the winter when it was first reported, but a PBT post today highlighting Bob Brookover’s Inquirer column this morning informed us that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz received an exemption from MLB that will allow him to take Adderall in 2014. This is notable, of course, because Ruiz received a…

  2. Video: Carlos Ruiz surprises local 6-year-old boy battling leukemia

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Phillies made the re-signing of catcher Carlos Ruiz official last week. And while the specifics of his 3-year contract are up for debate among the baseball savvy, the awesomeness of Chooch off the field is most certainly not. He added to his awesomeness in a special way last week. Chooch showed up to…

  3. Multiple reports say Chooch is re-signing with the Phillies

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Sources: Free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz re-signing with #Phillies. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 18, 2013 No word yet on specifics but a legit report from Fox Sports’ Ken Rostenthal that catcher Carlos Ruiz will return to Philadelphia to play for the Phillies will almost assuredly make fans in this town happy. More on the details…

  4. Phillies moderately warm stove rumblings: Chooch, Trumbo… oh and Stanton again

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Things have been lukewarm on the stove to start the free agency period in Philadelphia. A couple of links of interest: Chooch is a free agent and the Phillies will attempt to bring him back as their catcher for 2014 but they’re not gonna just sit around and wait forever. Ruben did some posturing in…

  5. Carlos Ruiz: ‘I’m Philly right now. Still Philly.’

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Carlos Ruiz packed up his locker on Monday with the rest of the Phillies players and said his goodbyes for the winter. But the goodbyes for Chooch were likely a bit tougher due to the uncertainty of whether or not Ruiz will ever be back in the Citizens Bank Park clubhouse to put on a…

  6. Is It Really Just Sandberg? Exploring Other Explanations for the Phils’ Recent Hot Streak

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    If you haven’t noticed, or if you’d given up following weeks or months ago, the Phillies have won seven of their last nine games. For a good or even average team, this would only be slightly notable, but before this stretch, the Phils had won just seven of their last 28 games–and even that began…

  7. Carlos Ruiz Bats Second Tonight as Phillies Open Series against Rockies

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Here’s some random trivia. Over his 16-year playing career, Ryne Sandberg logged 1,217 games as a two-hole hitter, more than any other spot in the order combined. Entering Monday night’s game against the Rockies, Carlos Ruiz has started exactly two Major League games in that two slot. One came in 2008, the other this year.…

  8. Report: Red Sox Interested in Trade for Michael Young, Yankees a Fit

    Jun 30, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

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    As we get set to turn the calendar over to July, expect trade deadline discussion to intensify over the course of the next few weeks. The Phillies are still 7.5 games out of a playoff spot, and appear increasingly incapable of shifting out of neutral, losing again Saturday night 4-3 to the Dodgers. One team…

  9. Welcome Back, Chooch: Carlos Ruiz Batting 8th Tonight

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Now here’s a welcome sight. Carlos Ruiz, who hasn’t played since May 19, will skip the remainder of his rehab appearances and join the Phillies tonight. Is the club starting to get healthy just in the nick of time to save their season? Not so fast. The Fightins may have eked out a win over…

  10. Could’ve Been Worse: Erik Kratz Out 6-8 Weeks

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    When Erik Kratz said he heard a pop in his knee, and it was revealed the injury would require surgery, I just assumed the worst. Thankfully it does not sound like that will be the last call for turkey bacon this season after all. The Inquirer’s Matt Gelb Tweets that Kratz underwent a successful procedure…

  11. Video: Lucky Winner of One Millionth Phillies Bobblehead Giveaway Seemingly Unimpressed with Gold Painted Chooch

    Jun 5, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    The Phillies gave out their one millionth bobblehead in franchise history on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, and in addition to a historic 7-3 walkoff victory on the grand slam by John Mayberry Jr., one special fan received an extra-metallic version of the mini Carlos Ruiz figurine. The lucky little fan received a gold-painted…

  12. Phillies to Give Away One Million Bobble Heads June 4… Wait, That Can’t Be Right

    May 31, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Okay, so the Phillies aren’t giving Carlos Ruiz bobble heads to the first one million fans in attendance at Tuesday’s game against the Marlins. However, they will be giving away the one millionth bobble head since the team began the promotion in 2001, a milestone the franchise will proudly celebrate over the next week. Starting…

  13. Phillies Rally in the Ninth, Falter in Extras, Still Took Two of Three off Giants

    May 8, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Bad news: the Phillies lost to the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday. Good news: the Phils showed some fight, and after the dust settled, they still had taken two out of three off of the reigning world champions. Not only was it a positive way to kick off a west coast swing, plus…