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Phils Shut Down Chooch

Foot injury forces Phils to place star catcher on DL

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Phillies lost season appeared to become even more off track Saturday when they placed top batter Carlos Ruiz on the disabled list with a foot injury.

    Per CSNPhilly.com:

    The Phillies on Saturday placed Carlos Ruiz on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

    An MRI revealed that Ruiz has a partial tear and he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The All-Star catcher will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Earlier MLB.com reported that Ruiz -- who is fifth in the National League with a .335 batting average -- could miss the remainder of the season.

    With Chooch on the mend, Erik Kratz and Brian Schneider -- himself only recently back from the DL -- are expected to handle duties behind the plate. The Phils recalled infielder Hector Luna to take Chooch’s roster spot.