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Phils Shut Down Chooch

Foot injury forces Phils to place star catcher on DL



    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.


    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 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.