PBR - Darin Ruf has gone from a relative obscure minor leaguer to a Philadelphia fan-favorite in the span of just eight months; bashing 52 home runs in three different leagues will do things like that to a ballplayer.
"That's how I'm going to go into spring training: try to win a job," Ruf said. "Playing through the minor leagues I've been a guy that's played 140, 150 games a year. So I don't want that to stop now."
Ruf played left field in Venezuela for six weeks but admits he still needs some time to learn the position.