It's official: Phillies and Ruiz agree to 3-year deal
Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 26, 2010 12:24:21 PM PST
PHILADELPHIA - January 26, 2010 --
Catcher Carlos Ruiz signed an $8.85 million, three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, avoiding salary arbitration.