When Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz first joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006, he was coming off of a season in Double-A Reading in which he posted a.385 batting average with five doubles and six home runs in 91 at-bats. As a result of these numbers, Ruiz received his major league call-up and started 27 games with the Phillies. In 2007, he was awarded the starting catching job with the Phillies, among talk of concern regarding his ability to hit, catch and have his body hold up for the entire season.
That's the word out of the MLB office this afternoon, according to a statement issued a few minutes ago. There is no indication what type of banned stimulant Chooch took, or when the test was taken. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly just ... Read Post
Carlos Ruiz has been waiting longer than most for his first at-bat of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. The reason the Philadelphia Phillies catcher has been waiting so long is because he had to sit out the first 25 games of th... Read Post