Philadelphia Phillies trade longtime catcher Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

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Phillies send out fan preferred Ruiz to Dodgers for catcher AJ Ellis, a minors pitcher and a gamer to be called or money

The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have actually switched catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading AJ Ellis to the Phillies.

The offer was revealed Thursday. The Dodgers likewise got money while quiting Ellis, minors pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a gamer to be called or money.

The 37-year-old Ruiz was striking.261 with 3 crowning achievement and 12 RBIs in 48 video games as a backup to Cameron Rupp. Ruiz has actually struck.340 (16 for 47) considering that the All-Star break.

Popular with Phillies fans who liked to call out his nickname Chooch, Ruiz will be reunited in Los Angeles with previous Philadelphia star Chase Utley.

Ruiz was an All-Star in 2012 and is a. 353 player in 11 World Series video games.

Ellis struck.194 with one homer and 13 RBIs as a backup to Yasmani Grandal.

Bergjans was 3-13 with a 4.98 ERA at Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/25/phillies-trade-catcher-carlos-ruiz-aj-ellis-dodgers