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Phillies exercise Carlos Ruiz's option

Updated: November 1, 2012, 11:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the week starting to put their 2013 plans into place.

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies exercised the $5 million option on All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz's contract and declined options on utility man Ty Wigginton ($4 million) and reliever Jose Contreras ($2.5 million). Wigginton and Contreras both receive $500,000 buyouts.

Philadelphia also declined a $5.5 million option on third baseman Placido Polanco, who gets a ...

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