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Carlos Ruiz debuted with the Phillies in 2006. He made his first All-Star Game in 2012. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
Carlos Ruiz used to be the lowest guy in the lineup, the guy who was unknown to the other 29 teams. Then came 2012, and with all of the injuries and struggles, Ruiz shined. He is unknown no more.
As if Phillies fans needed another reason to love Chooch, Ruiz was profiled in an ESPN the Magazine article by Jorge Arangure Jr.
From humble beginnings in Panama, the Phillies took interest in a second baseman who was converting to catcher. The Phillies had passed on Ruiz twice already, once as a pitcher and again as a second baseman.
Ruiz signed with the Phillies for $8,000 in 1998. He was 19. He dropped out of college to take the chance of reaching the major leagues. It was instantly an underdog story.
Ruiz is just 5 feet-10 inches tall. When he arrived at his first camp in the Phillies' Dominican League, he was noticeably smaller than many of the other players....
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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro joined Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio on Thursday, part of a carwash of interviews over the past 48 hours following the trade deadline.
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Yahoo! Sports has announced today that Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee was placed on August waivers. August waivers in the MLB can be confusing, I am going to try my best to explain it.
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The Phils took the lead in the second as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, Kevin Frandsen hits a two-run home run, his first home run of the season, knocking in Carlos Ruiz, who had started the inning off with a double, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead...
The trading of Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence this week signaled that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro came to grips with reality that the team needed an overhaul. But is he perhaps showing a little more fear than we'd like to see in today's decision to place starting pitcher Cliff Lee on waivers?
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded the trade waiver claim on Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee, a major league source told FOXSports.com.
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