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Utley To DL, Ruf Called Up

After Tuesday night’s 11-8 victory over the Yankees, the Phillies announced that Chase Utley would be heading to the DL with right ankle inflammation. Darin Ruf will be called up to fill the roster spot. Utley sprained his ankle back in January, and it took him a long time to resume baseball activities following the injury. Maybe some time off will be good for Utley–both physically...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies call up Domonic Brown, demote Darin Ruf

After today’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies made a roster move. According to Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal, the Phillies sent down first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and called up outfielder Domonic Brown. This move was not a surprise as Ruf has been struggling this season in limited at-bats. The 28-year-old has...
Via Total Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies recall outfielder Domonic Brown

Finally, the question has been answered for Philadelphia Phillies’ outfielder Domonic Brown. He is getting called back up to the big leagues now. The Phillies promoted the outfielder from triple-A Lehigh Valley and sent down Darin Ruf. Brown will join the team on Sunday for the series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Brown, 27, is batting .304 in 11 games this month. He hit...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies shuffle Darin Ruf to AAA Lehigh Valley in favor of Domonic Brown

Darin Ruf has been on the Phillies roster the entire 2015 so far and the team has not had to use their final contract option for Ruf. But, the team did today in favor of outfielder Domonic Brown. The move stunned some Phillies fans. For those keeping track, Brown was...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Now or Never for Darin Ruf and the Phillies

As the Phillies inch closer and closer to Opening Day, pieces of the roster begin to fall into place. One guy who hasn't necessarily solidified a specific role year after year on the team is Darin Ruf. There's no doubting Ruf's ability to hit the long ball, but with Ryan...
Via Philliedelphia
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
Via PhilsBaseball
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruf Suffers Oblique Injury, Roster Spot in Doubt?

Not good news for Darin Ruf. The outfielder suffered an oblique injury during BP and will be evaluated tomorrow, according to Ruf was hitting .217 with two homers and seven RBI this spring and had a very good shot at one of the final bench spots. This clearly will change things as the season begins on March 31 in Texas. I’ve long thought Ruf should be on this roster...
Via Phillies Nation
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: An improved bench in 2014

One of the things that the Philadelphia Phillies have been lacking the past few seasons is a strong bench.  A bench that used to feature the likes of Gregg Dobbs and Matt Stairs has lately featured Ty Wigginton, as well as Michael Martinez and his .187 batting average.  However, heading into the 2014 season the Phillies’ bench looks to once again be a team strength, as it was...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline 2: The Other Dom Browns of the Philadelphia Phillies

In baseball, the unrealized situation provides the illusion of trumping reality; for instance, many Philadelphia Phillies fans bemoan the prospects lost but do not celebrate the keeping of Domonic Brown. Have those gems shined with their new teams? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: Bargaining Chips: TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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