Carlos Ruiz undergoes shoulder surgery

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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.