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MLB notebook: Phillies' Ruiz back from suspension

| Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:03 p.m.
The Phillies' Carlos Ruiz hits during the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field, on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in New York. Ruiz reached first on a fielding error.

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was back in the lineup after serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.

Ruiz, an All-Star last season, batted fifth Sunday and went 1 for 4 as Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 5-1 victory.

Philadelphia opened 11-14 without Ruiz. To make room on the roster, backup catcher Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment.

A steady player affectionately known as “Chooch,” the 34-year-old Ruiz had a career year in 2012 when he batted .325 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI despite missing a little more than a month with a foot injury.

Athletics' Cespedes back from DL

The Athletics activated slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The A's are hoping Cespedes can give their slumping offense a boost. He had three home runs and seven RBI before going on the DL on April 13 with a strained muscle in his left hand.

To make room, outfielder Casper Wells was designated for assignment.

Rockies' Tulowitzki hurts shoulder

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Sunday's game against Arizona with a strained left shoulder after an awkward slide home.

Tulowitzki will be re-evaluated Monday. He was listed as day to day.

Tulowitzki leads the Rockies with 22 RBI.

White Sox put Floyd on DL

The White Sox placed starter Gavin Floyd on the disabled lost with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm.

The right-hander is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts. He will be replaced in the rotation by Hector Santiago, who threw 86 pitches in relief Saturday.

Orioles catcher injured

Orioles catcher Taylor Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a day after dislocating his left thumb.

Luis Exposito was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Teagarden. Exposito went 1 for 18 in nine games with Baltimore in 2012.

Indians catcher reinjured

The Indians put catcher Lou Marson back on the disabled list because of an inflamed right shoulder, and they recalled catcher Yan Gomes and left-hander Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.

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