Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the disabled list, sending Steven Lerud back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. We haven’t seen much of Chooch this season, due to the 25-game suspension to begin the year.
In 16 games this season, Ruiz is hitting .235 with no home runs, just two RBI, and an OPS of .560. However, with Erik Kratz still weeks away from a return, he’s a better option than Humberto Quintero behind the plate. Let’s hope Chooch can find that stroke right out of the gate.
Ruben Amaro mentioned that Chase Utley could soon be heading out on a rehab assignment. But the way Chooch quickly returned, the same could hold true for Utley. Look for him to play one or two rehab games tops before rejoining the Phillies.