Carlos Ruiz, Phillies Agree to Three-Year Extension

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Carlos Ruiz, Phillies Agree to Three-Year Extension
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The Phillies and Carlos Ruiz have agreed to a three-year, $9 million contract extension.

Ruiz hit .255/.355/425 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 107 games behind the plate last season with Philadelphia. It was a breakout season at the dish for the 31-year-old catcher, but he's best known for his defense.

In 882.1 innings caught, Ruiz had only three errors and a .996 fielding percentage. He had only one passed ball, and caught 27 percent of base stealers.

Ruiz will see a $2.525 million raise from $475,000 made in 2009.

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with all four arbitration eligible players, signing Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton to three-year extensions last week, and agreeing on a one-year deal with Chad Durbin earlier in the winter.

For more Philadelphia sports coverage, please go to my blog: The Broad Street Scoop.

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