Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont

Club options Rupp to Triple-A, designates Manship for assignment

Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont

PHILADELPHIA -- After Carlos Ruiz missed almost a month because of a concussion, the Phillies reinstated the catcher from the disabled list Wednesday.

"He's feeling good and he's ready to go," said manager Ryne Sandberg, who batted Ruiz in the No. 5 hole against the Giants. "It will be nice to have his presence back there behind the plate as a veteran guy. Obviously, he knows the pitchers. It should make a difference."

Ruiz went 2-for-3 in the Phillies' 3-1 loss Wednesday. He had gone 0-for-19 before going on the disabled list June 27.

The Phillies also recalled right-hander Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Tuesday's 14-inning loss to the Giants. Aumont, in his second stint with the Phils this year, had a 3.86 ERA in 29 appearances with the IronPigs.

"He's been throwing strikes better," Sandberg said. "He's been doing pretty well in multiple-inning outings, which is good."

To make room for Ruiz and Aumont on the 25-man roster, Philadelphia optioned catcher Cameron Rupp to Lehigh Valley and designated right-hander Jeff Manship for assignment. Manship made the Opening Day roster but had a 6.65 ERA in 20 appearances out of the bullpen. The Phillies have 10 days to trade Manship, place him on waivers or release him.

"He had his good outings and he had his not-so-good outings," said Sandberg, who expressed his desire for Manship to remain in the organization and go to Lehigh Valley.

Todd Zolecki and Austin Laymance are reporters for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.