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Cody Derespina

Free agent scouting report: Carlos Ruiz

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz stands in the

(Credit: AP)

Almost every free agent has the question attached to them: “Which version of Player X is their new team getting?” With Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, that discussion is even more difficult than usual.

The good: Ruiz, affectionately nicknamed "chooch", played in 107 games every season from 2007-2012 and had an on-base percentage of .355 or better each season from 2009-2012.

But,...

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