Philadelphia Phillies Will Survive Without Catcher Carlos Ruiz

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Philadelphia Phillies Will Survive Without Catcher Carlos Ruiz
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He’s probably just happy that he will likely be on an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, but Erik Kratz most likely won’t have to stop there with his excitement for the upcoming season. While nobody would root for a teammate’s demise or struggle, Kratz will, barring injury, be the starting catcher on Opening Day for the Philadelphia Phillies as Carlos Ruiz serves a 25-game suspension to begin the 2013 season.

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