Thursday, February 11, 2016

Darin Ruf not in Monday's lineup

The most ballyhooed 26-year-old double-A first baseman in Phillies history is not in Charlie Manuel's lineup Monday.

Darin Ruf not in Monday's lineup

(Marc Narducci/Staff)
(Marc Narducci/Staff)

The most ballyhooed 26-year-old double-A first baseman in Phillies history is not in Charlie Manuel's lineup Monday.

Darin Ruf was added to the roster following Sunday's doubleheader. Manuel said Ruf could start Monday against Marlins lefty Wade LeBlanc. Instead, Ty Wigginton is manning left field.

Ruf played only 29 games in left this season, his first career action there. He mashed 38 home runs for double-A Reading.

His time this September could be limited. The Phillies plan for Ruf to play outfield during winter ball in Venezuela.

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The lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. John Mayberry Jr. 8
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Ty Wigginton 7
6. Domonic Brown 9
7. Erik Kratz 2
8. Michael Martinez 5
9. Kyle Kendrick 1

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