Phillies Hope To Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz
After eight seasons in Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz is on the verge of free agency and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear that the Phillies want to re-sign him, telling Todd Zolecki of MLB.com:
" We?d like to bring him back. He knows we?d like to bring him back. We?ll see what happens. "
Ruiz missed the first 25 games of the season while serving a PED suspension and then struggled initially, but he?s been very good since August 1, hitting .299 with an .815 OPS in 42 games to approximate his 2010-2012 production of an .842 OPS. Age at 34 he seems unlikely to get any long-term offers on the open market, so Ruiz returning to Philadelphia on, say, a two-year could make sense for both sides.