Ruiz (concussion) could be ready by mid-July

Ruiz (concussion) could be ready by mid-July
July 7, 2014, 8:30 pm

Carlos Ruiz has not played for the Phillies since June 26. (AP)

MILWAUKEE -- Catcher Carlos Ruiz is making progress in recovering from a concussion, but he won’t be back until after the all-star break, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday.

Ruiz was tested on Monday.

“The test went very good,” Amaro said. “Much improved from his last test. The plan is for him to do some more exertion exercises and then another test probably on Wednesday, and if he’s cleared to go at about 100 percent then we’ll start with baseball activities sometime this weekend.”

Ruiz suffered the concussion when he was hit in the head with a pitch 11 days ago. He also suffered a concussion in 2010.

Amaro said it was possible that Ruiz could be ready to play by mid-month but that he would need to get some at-bats before being activated.

“We’re just trying to get him through this step by step,” Amaro said. “We just want to get him to the point where he’s doing baseball activities and we should get there this weekend.”

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