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Darin Ruf ready to play every day again with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Darin Ruf ready to play every day again with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Darin Ruf said on a Creighton University baseball questionnaire that he wanted to be a successful businessman. Well, eight years later, the 28-year-old has a grasp of the business side of professional baseball. When the Phillies brought up outfielder Dom Brown for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Ruf knew what that meant. "I didn't know it was [Brown] coming up, but I knew I had an option left," Ruf said. "If they wanted to keep everybody, I was the obvious choice to be sent down." Ruf was hitting .235 in 102 at-bats with the Phillies, getting spot starts against left-handed pitchers. He had six doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs in his fourth season at the major...

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