Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz placed on DL

Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

August 4, 2012 2:47:27 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz on the disabled list because he has plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

An MRI revealed Ruiz has a partial tear. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. Infielder Hector Luna was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Saturday's game against Arizona.

Ruiz was hitting .335 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs. All were career highs for the 33-year-old veteran.

Luna batted .246 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 26 games for Philadelphia previously this season.

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