WASHINGTON -- Ruben Amaro Jr. made it quite clear why he let Delmon Young go on Friday.
Whether he's positioned at first base, in left field or across the way in right, Darin Ruf and his approach in the batter's box remain the same.
Until last August, Darin Ruf had pitched in as many pro games as he had played in the outfield.
By the time manager Charlie Manuel got to the ballpark on Tuesday afternoon, Antonio Bastardo’s locker had been cleaned out and the nameplate removed.
In nine years as manager of the Phillies, it’s rare that one will ever hear Charlie Manuel call out a player for a mistake by name.