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A look into the Philadelphia Phillies' future at the catching position

A look into the Philadelphia Phillies' future at the catching position

Carlos Ruiz was the toast of Philadelphia for his clutch hitting and the praise he received from the Phillies pitching staff. In 2012, Ruiz was a bargain at $3.5 million. During his only All-Star season, the catcher posted career highs in home runs, RBIs, batting average and on-base percentage, plus he was established as a solid handler of the pitching staff. Three years later, the Phillies are looking for an everyday catcher moving forward because Ruiz's career is just about toast. Ruiz, an integral piece of the team that won five consecutive division titles, has career lows in batting average (.213), on-base percentage (.296), slugging percentage (.284) in 2015 to go with a...

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