Darin Ruf By The Numbers

#454227518 / gettyimages.com When Darin Ruf belted a home run to center field last night, Phillies fans began to say louder what they have asked all along: What does it take for Darin Ruf to play? I wrote before that manager Ryne Sandberg's hands are tied on the issue: he...
Via Philliedelphia
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Galvis and Ruf homer as Phils beat Nationals 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered and Carlos Ruiz drove in go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Ken Giles (3-1) struck out the side in a scoreless eighth to help the Phillies to their fifth win in six games. Asdrubal Cabrera homered for the Nationals...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Free Dom Brown (Again)

After last night’s 12-inning loss to the Cardinals, Domonic Brown made note of the fact that he hasn’t been playing every day. And he’s right–he’s had just 41 plate appearances and seven starts since July 30. He is dead last on the team with a -1.7 WAR (prior to last night’s game). He has a .613 OPS, and is hitting line drives at a lower rate than even Ben Revere. It’s...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stifiling Sandberg: Darin Ruf's Benching Must Have Come From Above

The Phillies geared up to face the San Francisco Giants. Tim Hudson was on the mound, and Ryan Howard was out of the lineup. We were all told very plainly by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg that Darin Ruf was going to play: But Darin Ruf, just up from Triple A,...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ryan Howard Delusions

Ryan Sandberg on not playing Darin Ruf in the second game with the Angels in Anaheim last night: "I can see what [Ruf] can do on the defensive side of things. I think he's fine in left field. I think he's very good at first base, but with the situations...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Returns, John Mayberry Jr. Heads To Disabled List

The Phillies have not used John Mayberry Jr. too often in recent days. Perhaps it was for good reason: Mayberry has an injury. Thus, Mayberry will head to the disabled list, according to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury: To recap. Mayberry to DL with left wrist inflammation. Darin Ruf recalled. —...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Outfield Shakeup In Near Future As Darin Ruf Is Activated While Sizemore Deadline Looms

The Phillies outfield production has been consistent in 2014. Unfortunately, it has been consistently awful. John Mayberry Jr. (.219 average with .718 OPS), Domonic Brown, (.224 average and .596 OPS) and Tony Gwynn Jr. (.165 average with .499 OPS) have helped make the Phillies one of the worst offenses in...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury News: Ruf, MAG, Adams, Lee

-Darin Ruf has a hairline fracture in his left wrist, Ruben Amaro said Friday. He should be able to resume playing in games in about three weeks. “When it heals, it’ll be playable,’ said the GM. I’d like to see Ruf get another look at the majors, but we probably won’t see that for at least a few weeks. -Amaro said that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez threw a bullpen on Thursday...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Darin Ruf placed on DL at Triple-A

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to a 24-32 record this season and have been shut out seven times in their last 27 games. Although the pitching has been an issue at 24th in the league in ERA, the offense has been even more disappointing. Darin Ruf, who was thought to be able to provide right-handed power off the bench, struggled with injuries and was recently sent to Triple...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

After Being Sent To AAA Since The Phillies OF Was Too Good, Darin Ruf Injured

The Phillies sent outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to AAA the other day, since they were not willing to use him and since their putrid team needed Phillippe Aumont more than they needed a power hitting right-handed outfielder/first baseman. Now, Ruf is hurt and cannot help the major league Phillies, or...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Optioned to AAA, Manship Placed on DL

The Phillies made a few roster moves today after their two, 14-inning games against the Mets. Jeff Manship will be heading to the 15-day disabled list with a quad strain while Darin Ruf has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies have called up Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manship to DL, Ruf to Triple-A

The Phillies made two moves Sunday morning, placing relief pitcher Jeff Manship–who threw four perfect innings during yesterday’s 14-inning loss to the Mets–on the 15 day DL, and optioning Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Replacing Manship and Ruf will be Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez, both right-handed relievers. After 28 innings in two days, the bullpen needed some...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies place Cliff Lee on DL, recall Darin Ruf

getty images On Wednesday the Philadelphia Phillies placed starting pitcher Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list. Lee has a strain in his left elbow. Right now the Phillies are optimistic that Lee will be able to return to their rotation once his 15 days are up. He has been shut down for the rest of the week and will resume throwing later. Lee was scheduled to start on Saturday...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruf Recalled, Replaces Lee on Roster

Let’s all welcome back Darin Ruf. He has been recalled to the Phillies as the team places Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain. Ruf, activated from the DL last week, hit .316 with a home run and two RBI for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. While Ruf should help the bench, it does not fill the void left in the rotation. That means another move is on it’s way...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies activate Darin Ruf, send him to Triple-A

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to a 17-21 start, last in the National League East.  One of the problems is an offense that ranks 27th in the league in runs scored. They have gotten very little production off the bench, particularly from the right side of the plate. Hopes are that Darin Ruf will be able to provide some punch off the bench, but he will need some time at...
Via MLB Injury News
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Activate Darin Ruf From The Disabled List, But...

The Phillies made a move today. Darin Ruf, on the disabled list since March, has been activated from the disabled list. But, he will not be joining the major league team. Stephen Gross from the Allentown Morning Call reports: #Phillies Darin Ruf was reinstated from the DL and optioned to...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies activate Darin Ruf off of the DL

The Phillies struggles in the outfield especially in left field have been well documented this season. With Dominic Brown and Ben Revere struggling in the outfield, Phillies fans are looking for answers. That answer could very well be in Triple-A Lehigh Valley. According to Matt Leon of KYW Newsradio, the Phillies have activated Darin Ruf from the DL and optioned him to Lehigh Valley...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf, Ethan Martin Continue Rehab with IronPigs

#180070929 / gettyimages.com The Phillies bench has been hurting. Their supporting cast, or lack thereof, has been extremely disappointing this year with the likes of Jayson Nix, Freddy Galvis, John Mayberry and more. Enter Darin Ruf. Just one season ago, Ruf burst onto the season in Philadephia. In 73 games...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Galvis, Martin, Ruf

Galvis’ nightmare start to 2014 continues with a fractured collarbone. Yesterday, I got word from a source at the IronPigs that Freddy Galvis had hurt himself pretty seriously. Today, Jim Salisbury is reporting that Galvis broke his collarbone and will likely be out 6-8 weeks. No word on any corresponding move to replace Galvis on the IronPigs as of yet. In some good news, both...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies injury notes: Jonathan Papelbon, Freddy Galvis, Darin Ruf, Ethan Martin

The Philadelphia Phillies took two of three from the New York Mets at Citi Field over the weekend. They were just three outs away from sweeping the Mets, before a late-game comeback spoiled their Mother's Day. Here's the latest injury news as they prepare to take on the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night at Citizen's Bank Park.#489350705 / gettyimages.comRyan Lawrence of...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies' Darin Ruf ready for rehab assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday by the score of 10-0. The embarrassing blowout loss was the second time in the last four games the Phillies have been shutout and they have only scored six runs during those four games. Help may be on the way in the form or right-handed power off the bench, as outfielder Darin Ruf is ready to begin a rehab...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Begins Rehab Assignment For Class A Clearwater

Some good news on the Phillies injury front. The Phillies' bench has been incredibly impotent, something that the Phillies are really feeling this week in Toronto when they need a designated hitter. Darin Ruf, tabbed to be a backup outfielder and first baseman and right-handed bat off the bench, is...
Via Philliedelphia
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: what to make the first month

At the end of the first month of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are next to last in their division, with a 13-13 record.  However, things could be a lot worse. Despite being four games back from the first place Braves, they are only two games behind the Mets and Nationals, with the Nationals coming to town this weekend.  It is a crucial series in this young season, and the...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies' Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Ethan Martin and Darin Ruf improving

The Philadelphia Phillies finished April with a 13-13 record, fourth in the National League East. After a rain out last night, the Phillies will have had two days off before opening a weekend series against the Washington Nationals. On the injury front, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Darin Ruf and Ethan Martin are all improving. Gonzalez has a lengthy rehab process ahead of him...
Via MLB Injury News
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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