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MLB Injury News:
Philadelphia Phillies' catcher Carlos Ruiz, recovering from a strained right hamstring, began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday and played again on Sunday.
As reported by Owen Perkins at MLB.com,
"Ruiz went 1-for-3 and caught seven innings with Lehigh Valley on Sunday,
and he is expected to be in Philadelphia on Monday before completing
his rehab in Double-A Redding while Lehigh Valley takes to the road."
Phillies' manager Charlie Manuel appeared confident in the progress Ruiz is making. He stated that Ruiz got through the 5 innings on Saturday well and would be on his rehab assignment for 4 or 5 days.
Ruiz, a .274 career hitter with 54 home runs and 301 runs batted in, is batting .235 in 51 at bats in 2013.
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