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Ruiz eyes return after week of rehab games

Ruiz eyes return after week of rehab games

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Phillies could be getting back Carlos Ruiz sometime next week.

He is headed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to begin a rehab assignment Saturday. He said Thursday he will play there for a couple of games before playing a couple more rehab games next week with Double-A Reading.

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If everything goes well, he could be activated as early as June 21 against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Ruiz has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a strained right hamstring.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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