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Ruiz out of starting lineup with left foot pain

Ruiz out of starting lineup with left foot pain

Ruiz out of starting lineup with left foot pain
ATLANTA -- Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been battling a left foot problem and did not start against the Braves on Saturday.

Ruiz is expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday for the series finale at Turner Field.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Ruiz has plantar faciitis, which Ruiz said is causing him problems.

"Sometimes when I wake up, it's tough to walk," Ruiz told reporters.

At times, Ruiz said it "felt like a knife" was in the back of his foot.

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