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Ruiz Catches $8.85 Million Deal

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    Ruiz Catches $8.85 Million Deal
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    Ruiz had nine homer in 2009, a career high for the catcher who has spent all four years of his career with the Phillies.

    Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz -- whose salary was less than $500,000 last year -- inked a three-year deal worth $8.85 million, according to MLB.com.

    The contract extension includes an option in the fourth year of $5 million, a $500,000 buyout and bump ups based on his performance.

    Ruiz, 31,  batted .255 with 43 RBIS and nine homers -- a career high -- in 2009.

    So now the Phillies have signed deals with all four of their players who were eligible for arbitration.

    Shane Victorino got $22 million on a three-year extension.

    Reliever Chad Durbin and the Phils agreed to one more year worth $2.125 million.

    And family man Joe Blanton got $24 million on a three-year extension.