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C Carlos Ruiz reportedly agrees to remain with Phillies

11.18.13 at 12:06 pm ET
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Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz

According to reports out of Philadelphia, catcher Carlos Ruiz has agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal with a fourth-year team option to remain with the Phillies.

Ruiz was rumored to be a potential target of the Red Sox, as well as the Rockies and Blue Jays. He reportedly had a two-year, $20 million offer from an unidentified team.

Ruiz, 34, has spent all eight of his major league seasons in Philadelphia. After putting together a career year in 2012, batting .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs in 114 games, he struggled this past season. He missed the first 25 games while serving a suspension for using a banned amphetamine, then hit .268/.320/.368 with five home runs and 37 RBIs in 92 games.

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