Bits: Power sources for home stretch

Updated: September 26, 2012, 6:06 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf smacked his first big league home run Tuesday, and he could be a source of power the final week and perhaps in 2013. Ruf hit .317 with a surprising 38 home runs at Double-A Reading this season. He's a bit past prospect status at 26, but power is power, and NL-only owners should not ignore potential helpers.