Catcher Carlos Ruiz, shown here with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma and translator Antony Suzuki, returned Tuesday to Philadelphia for the first time as a visiting player.
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, shown here with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma and translator Antony Suzuki, returned Tuesday to Philadelphia for the first time as a visiting player. Carlos Osorio AP
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, shown here with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma and translator Antony Suzuki, returned Tuesday to Philadelphia for the first time as a visiting player. Carlos Osorio AP
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Bob Dutton joined The News Tribune in 2013 after more than 25 years at the Kansas City Star, including the last 13 covering baseball and the Royals. He was the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 2008 and serves on the committee that nominates players to the Hall of Fame.