The Phillies have yet to make trade moves before the deadline, but they have gained their starting catcher and backup catcher off the disabled list in the last two days.
The team announced Wednesday that Carlos Ruiz has been reinstated off the DL after missing nearly a month with a concussion. He was hit in the helmet on June 26 in a game against the Miami Marlins. Ruiz played five games with Class A Clearwater on a rehab assignment. He collected three hits, scored four runs and stole a base in 19 plate appearances.
In addition to Ruiz, the Phillies called up right-handed pitcher Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Aumont (0-1) has 1.2 innings of work with Philadelphia this season and has given up two home runs in that time. He has pitched 44.1 innings with Lehigh Valley and has collected 53 strike outs. This is likely a chance for the 25-year-old to prove himself at the big league level as manager Ryne Sandberg has made it known he would like to see more young players on the field in the second half.
To make room for the two additions, Cameron Rupp was sent down to Lehigh Valley and Jeff Manship was designated for assignment. Rupp, 25, was called up when both Ruiz and Wil Nieves went down with injuries that landed them both on the DL. Manship has an ERA of 6.65 this season, appearing in 20 games. In what could now be his last outing in a Phillies uniform, Manship was hit hard in the 14th inning of Tuesday night’s game. He allowed the Giants to score four runs in an eventual 9-6 Phillies loss.