CARLOS RUIZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why Did the Dodgers Trade A.J. Ellis?

Last night, the Dodgers and Phillies made a deal that, on the surface, is your typical minor August move of minor role players. The Dodgers landed Carlos Ruiz, a 37 year old catcher, in exchange for A.J. Ellis, a 35 year old catcher, and a prospect of dubious quality. The impetus for the trade seems pretty clear; Ruiz can still hit lefties a bit, and so he’s a better fit as Yasmani...
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB Today: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Cosart faces Miami

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:------CHOOCH'S NEW CHALLENGECarlos Ruiz is set to make his debut for the Dodgers, a day after them got him in a trade of popular backup catchers that sent A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Ruiz would start the series opener against the Cubs in a matchup of division leaders.KNOCK, KNOCKKnuckleballer...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw emotional over A.J. Ellis trade

It’s not likely that the Los Angeles Dodgers will miss the offensive contributions of recently traded catcher A.J. Ellis. The loss of Ellis as a catcher, however, might have an impact on the game’s best pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. Everyone understands that baseball is a business. When an aging player on a likely playoff team struggles (Ellis is slashing .194/.285/.252), he becomes...
Via Sportsnaut
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

The Carlos Ruiz era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the longtime Phillies catcher has been traded along with cash to the LA Dodgers in a backstop exchange for AJ Ellis. Also headed to the Phillies are right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. The 33-year-old Ruiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz Casually Snares Foul Ball With One Hand In On-Deck Circle (GIF)

There are impressive snags and then there is what Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz did Saturday night. During their game at Citizens Bank Park against the Cincinnati Reds, Ruiz was standing in the on-deck circle when batter Reid Brignac sent a sharp foul ground ball back in his direction. Ruiz didn’t even have to move his feet as he casually stuck his hand out and barehanded...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz plays catch up

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz plays catch upLast season was not a good one for Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz.  After a career year in 2012, Ruiz missed the first 25 games of 2013 with a suspension for taking Adderall.  He never recovered from the missed time, struggling to produce the way he had the previous season.  However, nothing stands in Ruiz’s way this...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz's MVP chances just skyrocketed, maybe

Major League Baseball has approved Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz for an exemption to allow for the use of Adderall this season. The normally banned substance led to Ruiz being suspended for 25 games at the start of the 2013 season (for using the drug in 2012 when Ruiz achieved career numbers). It was expected this would be the case when the Phillies made the decision to re-sign...
Via Macho Row
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Revised Storyline: Strategy, Dollars and Deadlines for the Philadelphia Phillies

While the tension built on the home front, the majority of fans and writers alike speculated about Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies. What new hurlers will let him call the game behind the plate in April? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar...
Via isportsweb.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallen & Seidman Disagree on Ruiz Signing

Corey and I normally see eye to eye when it comes to the Phillies. Hell, that’s why we work so well together on Phillies Nation TV. But after hearing the details of Carlos Ruiz’s new three-year contract, it turns out we were on opposite sides of the spectrum on this topic. We exchanged emails and decided to publish them for you to see. Will you take a side? Corey Seidman, 1:30pm...
Via Phillies Nation
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Pay Premium Dollar To Retain The Services Of Carlos Ruiz

The Philadelphia Phillies opened up their cheque book to retain the services of their veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz inking him to a 3-year pact valued at $26 million dollars. Ruiz used a weak 2014 free agent class for catchers and speculation of offers from other teams to his benefit strong arming the Phillies to add an additional year to the contract. It was reported that the Colorado...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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