ESPN's Jayson Stark reports Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz departed Florida Wednesday morning to have his sprained left wrist examined by team doctor Michael Ciccotti. Ruiz injured the wrist Friday in Atlanta. General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. suggested the measure is precautionary and told Stark he doesn't consider the injury to be serious. Beerleaguer: Ruiz didn't make the cut in our earlier poll for team MVP, but if you asked me to list the most indispensable players - the ones they'd miss most if they were suddenly gone - Chooch would make my top three alongside Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. If serious, the Phils have a real issue on their hands.
Update: An MRI revealed no structural damage, according to multiple reports. He is expected to miss a handful of games, so Paul (Bako) and Paul (Hoover) will do the catching for now. It's possible they'll add yet another organizational catcher to the mix.