Rotowire: Nov 11 / 12:13p ET
News: Ruf has been sent home from winter ball, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.
Impact: GM Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't mention any specific injury to Ruf, saying only that the 28-year-old struggled to get going after being hit by a pitch. Ruf hit .235/.310/.402 with three homers in 52 games with the major league team in 2014, with a dismal .146/.167/.220 batting line against right-handed pitching, so his upside for 2015 seems to be that of a short-end platoon player.
Rotowire: Sep 23 / 12:32p ET
News: Ruf is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: Ruf is out of the lineup for the first time in five games, and he's played in every contest since Sept. 6. Ryan Howard will play first base and bat cleanup against Marlins' starter Henderson Alvarez.