Saturday, July 4, 2015

Carlos Ruiz moves up a spot in All-Star voting

MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Ruiz has passed Brian McCann in All-Star voting for National League catchers, but the Phillies backstop still ranks third with some 500,000 votes to overcome.

Carlos Ruiz moves up a spot in All-Star voting

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Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is currently third at his position in the All-Star voting. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is currently third at his position in the All-Star voting. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Ruiz has passed Brian McCann in All-Star voting for National League catchers, but the Phillies backstop still ranks third with some 500,000 votes to overcome.

San Francisco's Buster Posey is the new leader with 1,713,839 votes. He tops St. Louis' Yadier Molina, who has 1,576,199 votes. Ruiz is third with 1,191,194 votes.

In-stadium balloting concludes June 22 and online voting continues until June 28. The rosters are announced July 1.

Ruiz's scorching start has slowed recently; he does not have an extra-base hit in his last eight games and is hitting 4 for 26 (.154) during that stretch. He still leads all NL catchers in batting average (.347) and slugging percentage (.555) and ranks second in on-base percentage (.434).

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Even if Ruiz is not voted to start by the fans, it's likely he makes his first All-Star appearance as a reserve.


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