|AP sources: Phillies agree to re-sign Carlos Ruiz|
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|Monday, 18 November 2013 08:34|
The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal hasn't been officially announced. The contract also includes a club option for 2017.
The 34-year-old hit .268 in 92 games last year after serving a 25-game suspension for using a banned amphetamine.
Ruiz is known for excellent defensive skills and strong rapport with the pitching staff. He had career-highs with a .325 average, 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 2012, when he made his first All-Star team.
Several teams actively sought Ruiz on the free-agent market, and retaining him was Philadelphia's top priority.