Found November 28, 2012 on
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The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their All-Star catcher, Carlos Ruiz, for the first 25 games next season. Ruiz was suspended for testing positive for a banned stimulant. He will serve the suspension at the start of the 2013 season, but he will be able to participate in spring training.
According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, Ruiz tested positive for Adderal, a drug commonly used to treat ADD. The drug is common among football players, and a few have been suspended this year for using the amphetamine. Under baseball's drug testing policy, a player who tests positive for an amphetamine is not immediately suspended. The player is tested again, and a second positive test will result in the suspension. Such is the case for Ruiz. He did not dispute the positive test.
"I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant," Ruiz said in a statement that was released by the Major League Baseball Players Association. "I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization, and the Philadelphia fans."
Ruiz made his first All-Star team last season. He hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs. He was one of the few bright spots on a team that struggled mightily in 2012. His added power and improved batting averaged helped the team adjust to missing Ryan Howard for most of the season. In his career, Ruiz is a .275/.363/.418 hitter.
The loss of Ruiz will be tough for Philadelphia. They need every offensive threat they can get. The team is trying to rebuild and climb back up in the division to re-assert themselves as a competitor. However, losing an All-Star catcher who can hit .300+ will certainly set them back.
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Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories. Did Adderall aid that?
According to tweets from both Matt Gelb and Todd Zolecki, Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for the use of amphetamines, specifically Adderall.
In his story, Gelb says “the suspension was triggered by Ruiz’s second positive test for the stimulant.” The Phillies will be without him until...
Yesterday, Phillies star catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended for use of amphetamines. I wrote a quick article for The Outside Corner once the news broke, in which I noted:
"Also career highs in 2012 were Ruiz's BABIP (.339) and HR/FB rate (15.1 percent), which shot up drastically from 4.4 percent in 2011 with a previous career high of 8.1 percent (minimum of 300...
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended Tuesday for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for an amphetamine.
The 33-year-old was an All-Star for the first time this year when he hit .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs.
According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, Ruiz tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used to control attention...
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games without pay for testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league announced. The suspension is effective at the start of the 2013 regular season. Ruiz can participate in spring training games. The 33-year-old is coming off...
Major League Baseball announced that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamines. Some reports have surfaced that the substance Ruiz took was Adderall which is commonly used by students and athletes to stay up, focus and have more energy and can be given as a prescription by a doctor(which is not what happened in this case).
After a 2012 season to forget, the Philadelphia Phillies got some bad news this offseason as catcher Carlos Ruiz tested positive for amphetamines and will be suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for...
The Philadelphia Phillies will have to begin their 2013 campaign without All-Star Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that it had suspended the catcher for 25 games for using the banned amphetamine Adderall.
Ruiz released the following statement:
“I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant,” Ruiz said in a release...
TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW
The Phillies catcher is coming off a career year, but the team is going to be without his services for the first 25 games of next season after he was busted for amphetamines.
Well, at least it was not steroids. Still, the news that the Phillies’ beloved catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for violating the league’s drug policy does sort of feel like the end of the world may be upon us. Is the Phillies 2013 season already going down in flames? Oh Chooch, say it ain’t so! I am so depressed…
The stimulant Ruiz took was Adderall, which...
Carlos Ruiz, who was the lone steadying influence on the Phillies last season, has tested positive for Adderall. The result is a 25-game suspension to start the 2013 season.
It has just been announced that Phils’ catcher Carlos Ruiz has been tested positive for using Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used to help control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as it help the user stay focus. This is not a steroid, but it’s use is banned by MLB. This is the second time that he has tested positive for using the stimulant, which will not lead...
ESPN reported earlier today that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been banned for the first 25 games of the 2013 season after testing positive for Amphetamine. Amphetamine is one of the many performance enhancers on Major League Baseball’s banned substance list. Ruiz had a big season production-wise, hitting .325, with 16 home runs and 68 runs…
Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz was suspended for 25 games for testing positive for Adderall.
More like Subtracterall. Because that's what Major League Baseball should do to his salary.
Subtract it all.
Ruiz's felonious decision to use drugs for which he had no prescription or other legitimate use let down his teammates. It let down...
One would have thought that the first major news for the Philadelphia Phillies would have been a major signing or a trade. Well, that was not the case today. News broke just recently that Phillies' All Star catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 25 games without pay after testing positive for the use of an amphetamine.
Ruiz was caught using adderall...
The head of the baseball players' union says there have been talks with Major League Baseball about increasing the sport's drug testing program.
Michael Weiner spoke Wednesday after a meeting of the union's executive board. He said he expected announcements about the drug program ''before too long.''
Weiner says the union and MLB have spoken about adding...