Carlos Ruiz Sent To 15-Day DL With Plantar Fasciitis

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot. An MRI later revealed a partial tear and will force Ruiz to miss the next four to six weeks.

Plantar fasciitis is the pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot from the heel bone to the toes.

Ruiz was having his best season with the Phillies before his trip to the disabled list, batting .335 with 14 home runs and 58 RBI, both career highs. Ruiz also made his first All-Star game this year in Kansas City.

To replace Ruiz on the roster, the Phillies have called up utility infielder Hector Luna. Luna has played in 26 games for the Phillies this year, batting .246 with two home runs and 14 RBI. Brian Schneider is expected to be the starting catcher while Ruiz is on the sidelines

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