The Phillies have given Ryan Howard an extremely long leash, and he's failed to produce. The status quo isn't working. Now, it's time to act.
The Phillies made several roster moves on Wednesday, activating Carlos Ruiz and replacing Jeff Manship in the bullpen with Phillippe Aumont.
Darin Ruf gets the start at first base for the Phillies in place of Ryan Howard against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday night.

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