March 22, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf (18) singles during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Darin Ruf Mysteriously Disappears

Darin Ruf, one of the next names in line to join the Phillies should further unthinkable injuries occur down the line, has de-materialized.

A late scratch?  A trade?  An injury?  Did he accidentally home run himself?  These and other questions will not be answered because one of them is stupid.

The late scratch theory would suggest that Ruf is wanted elsewhere, i.e., the Phillies roster.  But IronPigs manager Dave Brundage shot this claim down like it was a ninth year of playing professional baseball.

So what the hell are we looking at here?  At the moment, no one seems to know.  All we can guess is that Delmon Young’s role as the “mostly inoffensive offense guy” is not in danger.

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