Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/27/12
Major League Baseball announced via Twitter this afternoon that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for an Amphetamine. The 33 year-old Ruiz had the best season of his career this year, hitting .325 with a career-high 16 home runs and 68 RBI. Ruiz had never, before this year, had an OPS higher than .850 and only once in his career has he hit over .300. His career batting average is .275. Ruiz was leading the league in batting for quite a while, and would have finished third in the NL in hitting had he gotten 28 more plate appearances. He missed major time late in the season with an injury, but was the biggest threat in the Philadelphia offense before he went down. Here are the rest of his career stats:
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