NEW YORK -- The Phillies have issued a new lineup for today’s game at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Catcher Carlos Ruiz, originally slated to hit cleanup, has been pulled due to right hamstring tightness.
“We’re just being cautious with it,” said Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. “(Brian) Schneider will catch and it’s a day to day thing.”
Proefrock said he thought Ruiz hurt his hamstring during Sunday’s 8-3 loss in St. Louis
“He stayed in (the game) and we took look this morning and decided to take him out of the lineup and give him another day off,” Proefrock said.
Ruiz, was originally slated to bat cleanup. Now Shane Victorino is batting fourth.
“It’s no big deal,” Victorino said. “Nothing will change.”
Here is the new lineup.
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Placido Polanco 3B
3. Hunter Pence, RF
4. Shane Victorino, CF
5. Ty Wigginton, 1B
6. John Mayberry Jr. LF
7. Freddy Galvis, 2B
8. Brian Schneider, C
9. Cole Hamels, P