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Phillies exercise $5 million option on C Ruiz

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The Philadelphia Phillies exercised their $5 million team option on catcher Carlos Ruiz for next year, according to NBC Sports' Hardball Talk.

Ruiz, 33, had career highs in batting average (.325), home runs (16) and OPS (.935) in 114 games.

He will be eligible for free agency after next season.
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