PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Clearwater.
Ruiz is serving a 25-game suspension for using a banned stimulant. Assuming there are no postponements in the Phillies' schedule, Ruiz can join the Phillies on Sunday against the Mets at Citi Field.
Phillies catchers have a combined .614 OPS, which ranked 25th in baseball entering Monday's games. Ruiz has a career .781 OPS, and he posted a career-high .935 OPS last season.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.