Carlos Ruiz activated from DL

Updated: September 7, 2012, 7:13 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies have activated All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list.

Ruiz has been sidelined since Aug. 3 because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He's batting .335 with 14 homers, 28 doubles and 58 RBIs in 313 at-bats. Ruiz was among the NL leaders in batting average before getting hurt.

Ruiz wasn't in the starting lineup for Friday night's game against Colorado. He's expected mostly to be available for pinch-hitting and catching occasionally. ...

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