|Nov. 11 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-The Phillies have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman Ruf and utilityman Darnell Sweeney.
Analysis: Ruf hit .205 with three home runs and nine RBIs last season. The 30-year-old has a .240 batting average with 35 homers in his career.
|Sep. 24 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Ruf hit a three-run homer for one of his three hits Saturday.
Analysis: He's homered twice in as many games and has driven home five runs in those contests.
|Mar. 10 4:04 AM PT5:04 AM MT6:04 AM CT7:04 AM ET7:04 ET12:04 GMT20:04 5:04 AM MST7:04 AM EST7:34 AM VEN16:04 UAE6:04 AM CT-Ruf has three homers in Philadelphia's past two games, including a pair against Baltimore on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 29-year-old slugger is expected to platoon with Ryan Howard at first base, but he'll earn more playing time if he keeps smashing baseballs. Ruf is a career .300 hitter with 16 homers and 42 RBIs in 243 at-bats against left-handers. He has a .946 OPS against them in four seasons, including 1.107 last year. Hitting right-handers has been Ruf's problem, however. He has a .212 average with 16 homers and 45 RBIs against them in 411 career at-bats.