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Phillies promote Darin Ruf

Updated: September 10, 2012, 7:23 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Darin Ruf, minor league baseball's home run champion this season, joined the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will spend the next three weeks trying to determine if and where Ruf fits in the team's long-term plan.

Ruf, 26, hit 38 home runs for Double-A Reading this season, breaking the franchise record of 37 set by Ryan Howard in 2004. Ruf's total barely eclipsed the 2012 output for Kansas City Royals prospect Wil Myers, who hit 37 homers between Double-A ...

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