Carlos Ruiz Retires Side In Pitching Debut

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Carlos Ruiz has been a major league catcher since he joined the Phillies in 2006.

On Tuesday night, the 38-year-old became a pitcher for the first time in his career.

The Mariners had to deal with a 20-run and 28-hit explosion from the Twins and with starter Christian Bergman going just 2.2 innings, Ruiz was called upon in the 8th inning with his team trailing 20-6.

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Ruiz allowed two hits, two walks, and an earned run but did eventually retire the side after 30 pitches (14 strikes). His fastball reached 84 MPH.

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