Phillies C Carlos Ruiz leaves game with strained oblique

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Saturday June 16th, 2012

Philadelphia Phillies catch Carlos Ruiz, the team's best position player this season, left Friday's 3-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with a left oblique strain.

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Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had a similar injury earlier this year and was placed on the disabled list, and the fear among Phillies fans on Twitter was that Ruiz was destined for the same fate.

Ruiz entered Friday's game batting .361 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs and an impressive 1.000 OPS.

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