Darin Ruf is too good of a hitter not to play. The Phillies just need a place for him in the lineup.
Darin Ruf is a man without a position for the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies gave up three runs in the 9th, but held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Saturday.
The Phillies got a strong outing by Cole Hamels, leading them to a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves Sunday.
The Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 8-5 Saturday night.
The Phillies have designated Delmon Young for assignment, and activated Casper Wells.
Detroit scored five runs in the 1st and three in the 2nd off Raul Valdes, who started because Cliff Lee was out.
John Mayberry Jr. hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday.
Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to lead an Atlanta offense that scored in all but two innings.
The Phillies placed 1B Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to left knee inflammation.
Darin Ruf launched a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6, then walked off to the minor league camp.
In a five-inning intrasquad game Friday, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley played in his first Spring game since 2010.
Double-A Reading first baseman Darin Ruf is battering Eastern League pitching to the tune of a .339 average, 9 home runs and 37 runs batted in.
The Threshers lost in walk-off fashion when closer Justin Friend, who leads minor league baseball with 16 saves, allowed the game-winning hit.