Phils put Ruiz on DL with Grade 2 hamstring strain
Catcher to be out three to four weeks; Cloyd joins roster for Tuesday start
MIAMI -- The Phillies officially placed Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a Grade 2 strained hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks, based on the size and location of the tear.
Right-hander Tyler Cloyd took Ruiz's spot on the roster. He will start Tuesday night against the Marlins at Marlins Park.
Ruiz injured the hamstring running the bases in the second inning Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. He had hit .235 (12-for-51) with two doubles and two RBIs in 16 games after missing the first 25 games of the season because of a suspension for using a banned stimulant, although he had hit .325 (10-for-31) in his previous 10 games.
Phils catchers have a .582 on-base-plus-slugging percentage this season, which ranks 27th in baseball. The club was counting on Ruiz to boost that position upon his contract, but he lasted less than a month before injury sidelined him.
"We were comfortable with the [catching] situation we had to start the season," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "[Humberto Quintero] did a good job for us. I think we're comfortable with what we have. We're not going to stop looking, but I don't think we're actively out there pursuing anything. But you keep your eyes and ears open."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.