SAN DIEGO -- Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was out of the lineup Friday night against the Padres due to a sore left wrist he injured in a collision at the plate in Thursday's 2-0 victory at Petco Park. Ruiz said his wrist was sore and swollen. The Phillies will reevaluate it on Saturday. The injury is considered day to day. "He was having trouble gripping a bat, and I decided that today is the day that I would give him the day off," manager Charlie Manuel said. "I might give him another one, but we'll see how he is tomorrow."
Brian Schneider started at catcher in place of Ruiz, who is hitting .275. Ruiz sustained the injury during a collision with Will Venable, who was caught trying to steal home in the sixth inning. Ruiz then struck out in his final two at-bats. "It was sore. It was more sore this morning when I woke up," Ruiz said.