Ruf to South Korea, Utley to LA, Lidge to coach one day …

Good morning! It’s Week two of spring training, and the full team is in Clearwater. First, some news you may have missed: DARIN’S PRIDE: Darin Ruf signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract to play for the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization. Yes, if you’re keeping track, the Phillies traded Ruf and Darnell Sweeney to Los Angeles for Howie Kendrick. And now the...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago

Dodgers’ outfield situation a little clearer, but still murky

The outfield situation began to figure itself out last week when Darin Ruf was sold to the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization. While he wasn’t projected to play a big role for the Dodgers, he was basically a worse version of Scott Van Slyke, which made him redundant. Despite that, how the Dodgers’ outfield …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Darin Ruf will be Playing in South Korea this Season

A player being traded away and ending up overseas was Sam Hinkie’s M.O., but maybe Matt Klentak picked up on some things. Darin Ruf was traded to the Dodgers in a deal that netted the Phillies Howie Kendrick. Unfortunately for him, the Dodgers didn’t really have the roster spot – nor the desire to give him one anyway – and he’ll be spending this year in South Korea. Ruf...
Via Crossing Broad
2 days ago

Darin Ruf has a new home but it’s not in the majors

For the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder / first baseman, Darin Ruf was never able to capitalize on his chances to win a starting role. Ruf alongside Darnell Sweeney was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Philadelphia Phillies in order to acquire Howie Kendrick. With the loaded outfield that the Dodgers had, it was unlikely […] Darin Ruf has a new home but it’s not in...
Via Section215
3 days ago

Darin Ruf’s Contract Sold To Samsung Lions

Upon agreeing to terms with Franklin Gutierrez, Sergio Romo and Chase Utley, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced a crunch, as...
Via Dodger Blue
3 days ago

Dodgers reportedly move Ruf to Samsung Lions

The Dodgers cleared one roster spot on Friday by selling the contract of outfielder Darin Ruf to the Samsung Lions in Korea, according to the Yonhap News. The club has not confirmed the move.
Via Dodgers.com
3 days ago

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 CSNPhilly.com. 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisited Storyline: Plan B for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the shadow between a starter’s gig and a bench role, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies will determine Darin Ruf’s 2014. Could he be part of a trade package to improve another deficiency? 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, the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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