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Carlos Ruiz finalizes deal with Phillies

Updated: November 21, 2013, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Carlos Ruiz and the Philadelphia Phillies completed their $26 million, three-year contract Thursday.

Ruiz, an All-Star catcher in 2012, hit .268 with five homers and 37 RBIs in 92 games last season after serving a 25-game suspension for using a banned amphetamine. He also spent time on the disabled list.

"Numerous times we've stated Carlos' importance to our ballclub," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "Not only does he combine excellent defense with offensive ...

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