Just got word that Carlos Ruiz has been scratched from the line-up at Triple A Lehigh Valley, where he was supposed to DH tonight.
Ruiz took batting practice and appeared to be fine when the IronPigs returned to the clubhouse prior to the start of the game, but the Phillies have just announced that he felt some discomfort after BP.
Ruiz will be re-evaluated tomorrow. He was originally expected to re-join the team Wednesday, but don't be surprised if that gets pushed back after this latest set-back.
Ruiz caught nine ninnings yesterday and had a hit and two walks. He was scheduled to catch tomorrow at Double A Reading before returning to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Ruiz has been on the disabled list with a strained oblique since April 11.
Lou Marson is catching Joe Blanton tonight for the big leaguers.