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Rotowire: Sep 1 / 3:22a ET
News: Interim manager Pete Mackanin said Cameron Rupp could see more playing time in September at the expense of Ruiz, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: Rupp started 17 times in August, which was six more starts than Carlos Ruiz received. It sounds like Ruiz may see even less action this month. He has hit just .216/.297/.294 with two home runs in 255 at-bats this season.
Rotowire: Aug 2 / 9:09a ET
News: Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves for a third straight game, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.
Impact: Ruiz had been stuck in a timeshare at the catcher spot with Cameron Rupp, but it now appears he may have lost the starting job outright. Rupp hasn't been impressive offensively this season, but neither has Ruiz, who is nearly a decade older and possesses less upside at this point. While the newly acquired Jorge Alfaro is the Phillies' long-term future behind the plate, look for the team to give Rupp increased reps in the second half to see if he can at least prove himself as a short-term placeholder until Alfaro is ready in 2016. Ruiz's fantasy value should only continue to decline as a result.
Rotowire: Jul 11 / 5:01a ET
News: Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Giants.
Impact: The home run was his second of the season and the multi-hit game was his second in four starts. Ruiz might possibly earn a little more playing time if his bat heats up, but the Phillies will still give Cameron Rupp a healthy share of the starts behind the plate as they look to the future.