As his teammates packed up their gear and got ready to head to the airport for the eight-game trip that begins in Miami on Monday night, Carlos Ruiz limped across the clubhouse in his workout gear. Instead of heading to Miami on Monday, Ruiz will stay in Philadelphia to have an MRI on his hamstring he strained during the second inning of Sunday’s 3-2 walk-off win over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Minor league catcher, Humberto Quintero, will join the team in Miami just in case Ruiz has to go on the disabled list. “It’s still sore,” Ruiz said. “I don’t know [if I need to go on the disabled list]. We’ll see tomorrow. It’s still sore.” Ruiz suffered the injury when he was running from first to third on a two-out single by Freddy Galvis during the second inning. Ruiz remained in the game until the side was retired and then was removed for Erik Kratz. As it turned out, Kratz and Galvis were the big heroes of Sunday’s victory (see Instant Replay). Ruiz has appeared in 16 games this season, batting .235 with two extra-base hits and a pair of RBIs. He missed the first 25 games of the season while serving a suspension for a violation of the league’s policy on banned stimulants.
Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard to have MRIs on Monday
CSN Philly | May 20