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Carlos Ruiz -- and Phillippe Aumont -- return to Phillies

A concussion, believed to be his second in five years, cost Carlos Ruiz 26 games. The Phillies catcher was activated from the disabled list Wednesday and will bat fifth.

Carlos Ruiz -- and Phillippe Aumont -- return to Phillies

Carlos Ruiz reacts after being hit by a pitch in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. the Phillies won 5-3. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
Carlos Ruiz reacts after being hit by a pitch in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. the Phillies won 5-3. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

A concussion, believed to be his second in five years, cost Carlos Ruiz 26 games. The Phillies catcher was activated from the disabled list Wednesday and will bat fifth.

Ruiz's activation was just one in a slew of roster moves. Cameron Rupp was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley to clear space for Ruiz. The team also swapped relievers; Phillippe Aumont was recalled to replace Jeff Manship, who was designated for assignment after allowing four runs in the 14th inning of Tuesday's 9-6 loss to San Francisco.

Ruiz has not played since June 26. He was struck in the head by an A.J. Ramos curveball but did not immediately leave the game. He landed on the disabled list the next day.

He played four minor-league rehab games with single-A Clearwater and batted 3 for 17.

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Aumont has a 21.60 ERA in two major-league appearances this season. He improved a bit at triple A after his most recent demotion. The righthander pitched to a 3.54 ERA in 20 1/3 innings with 27 strikeouts and nine walks. He is not expected to fill a prominent role in the majors.

Manship, invited to camp as a non-roster player, pitched in 20 games for the Phillies. He posted a 6.65 ERA.


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