|Nov. 18 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 CST12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Two people familiar with the negotiations tell the Associated Press that Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract that will keep the former All-Star catcher in Philadelphia. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal hasn't been officially announced. The contract also includes a club option for 2017.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Ruiz hit .268 in 92 games last year after serving a 25-game suspension for using a banned amphetamine. Ruiz is known for excellent defensive skills and strong rapport with the pitching staff. He had career-highs with a .325 average, 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 2012, when he made his first All-Star team. Several teams actively sought Ruiz on the free-agent market, and retaining him was Philadelphia's top priority.
|Sep. 13 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET12:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 CST9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE11:22 AM CT-Ruiz had three hits and three RBIs on Thursday.
Analysis: He is 6 for 11 in his last three games.
|Aug. 29 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 CST1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-Ruiz went 2 for 4 with a homer in Wednesday's 6-2 road win over the Mets.
Analysis: Ruiz has gone 17 for 38 (.447) with three homers, seven RBIs and seven runs in his last 10 games.
|Aug. 25 11:36 AM PT12:36 PM MT1:36 PM CT2:36 PM ET14:36 ET18:36 GMT2:36 CST11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST2:06 PM VEN22:36 UAE1:36 PM CT-Ruiz stayed hot by collecting three hits and driving in two runs in a 12-7 loss in 18 innings to Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: Ruiz, who hit a solo homer in that game, is 15 for 29 (.517) with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs in his last seven games.
|Aug. 24 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Ruiz had another two hits, including a two-run double, in the Phillies' 4-3 win over Arizona on Friday.
Analysis: Ruiz is 12 for 20 (.600) in his last six games and has raised his average from .250 to .282.
|Aug. 23 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET18:08 ET22:08 GMT6:08 CST3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST5:38 PM VEN2:08 UAE (+1)5:08 PM CT-Ruiz had three hits in a 5-4 victory over Colorado on Thursday.
Analysis: Ruiz has raised his average to .278 by 10 for 16 (.625) in his last five games.
|Aug. 19 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 CST9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Ruiz had four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies benefited from two ninth-inning errors by shortstop Hanley Ramirez to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday, giving interim manager Ryne Sandberg his first victory and ending Los Angeles' 10-game winning streak.
Analysis: Ruiz, now batting .265, was 3 for 21 (.143) in his previous seven games.
|May 20 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET0:27 ET4:27 GMT12:27 CST9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST11:57 PM VEN8:27 UAE11:27 PM CT-Ruiz has been activated from the disabled list. Ruiz, an All-Star last year, was sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Ruiz has played in 16 games and is hitting .235 with two RBIs. He was suspended the first 25 games for using a banned amphetamine.
|May 19 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 CST2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday.
Analysis: Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Ruiz, who said he felt a "pop" while running the bases in the second inning, didn't make the trip but hopes to rejoin the team on Tuesday in Miami.
|Apr. 19 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 CST2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Ruiz is day to day after getting hit on the left wrist by a pitch in an extended spring training game Friday. X-rays on his wrist were negative.
Analysis: An All-Star last year, Ruiz is suspended for the first 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine. Erik Kratz and Humberto Quintero have filled in during his absence. The Phillies are off to 6-10 start and had lost four straight entering Friday night's game against St. Louis.