Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who revealed two weeks ago that he played the entire season with a shoulder injury, underwent what the team is calling minor arthroscopic surgery Monday.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Ruiz will have a follow-up exam in Philadelphia about one month from now and “is expected to be ready for spring training.”
Ruiz’s overall numbers this season were right in line with his career totals, but he hit just .229 with a .659 OPS in 67 games after June 1 and batted .193 in September.
He has two years remaining on a three-year, $26 million contract and turns 36 years old in January.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.