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• Manuel said he has not talked much about how the Phillies rotation will set up following Monday's day off. The Phillies could skip rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd once in the final nine games, which would give Cliff Lee an additional start. But that might depend upon where the Phillies are in the National League Wild Card race. But do not expect the Phillies to move to a four-man rotation, unless something unforeseen happens.

"We've definitely got some pitchers we've got to watch," Manuel said.

• Manuel said catcher Carlos Ruiz's left foot, which had him on the disabled list Aug. 3-Sept. 7, has responded well, but he is not ready to play four, five games in a row. That will not happen until next season. Manuel also said catcher Erik Kratz could alleviate some of Ruiz's workload next season, if Kratz is the team's backup catcher.

"Kratz is one of those guys, if Chooch gets hurt, he can catch a month or two for you," Manuel said.

Kratz, however, has cooled considerably after a hot start. He entered Thursday's series finale against the Mets hitting .180 (11-for-61) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in 18 games since Aug. 23.

• Manuel said he has not talked much about how the Phillies rotation will set up following Monday's day off. The Phillies could skip rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd once in the final nine games, which would give Cliff Lee an additional start. But that might depend upon where the Phillies are in the National League Wild Card race. But do not expect the Phillies to move to a four-man rotation, unless something unforeseen happens.

"We've definitely got some pitchers we've got to watch," Manuel said.

• Manuel said catcher Carlos Ruiz's left foot, which had him on the disabled list Aug. 3-Sept. 7, has responded well, but he is not ready to play four, five games in a row. That will not happen until next season. Manuel also said catcher Erik Kratz could alleviate some of Ruiz's workload next season, if Kratz is the team's backup catcher.

"Kratz is one of those guys, if Chooch gets hurt, he can catch a month or two for you," Manuel said.

Kratz, however, has cooled considerably after a hot start. He entered Thursday's series finale against the Mets hitting .180 (11-for-61) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in 18 games since Aug. 23.