Carlos Ruiz: 4 Reasons the Philadelphia Phillies Should Not Rush Ruiz Back

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Carlos Ruiz: 4 Reasons the Philadelphia Phillies Should Not Rush Ruiz Back
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"Chooooooch!"

That chant hasn't been heard at any park around the big leagues since August 2nd—that was Carlos Ruiz's last game before being placed on the Disabled List with a left foot injury.

In the meantime, Erik Kratz and Brian Schneider have been sharing catching duties for a Phillies team that is showing signs of improvement but is still a miracle away from making an actual playoff run, and now 27-year-old Steven Lerud has been called up for the Phillies to replace Schneider.

Sporting News reported that Ruiz expects to return to the Phillies by early September, but unless the Phillies really believe that they can get one of the two Wild Card spots, should they really even bring Chooch back this season?

Here are four reasons why the Phillies should be patient with their All-Star catcher.

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