By: David Malandra(Twtter @djmjr788) Phillies Contributor

One of the Questions the Phillies had coming into the offseason was they going to resign their catcher Carlos Ruiz who became a free agent at the end of the 2013 season. There were several teams who made a push for Ruiz including the Red Sox, Rockies, and Yankees. Ruiz has spent his entire 8 year career with the Phillies. All of the Phillies pitchers consistently rave about Ruiz’s game management. On Monday November 18 the Phillies resigned their catcher for 3 years at $26M & with a $4.5M club option for 4 year. There is an incentive in his new deal that Ruiz can make additional $500,000 per season with 125 games started behind plate 
Breakdown of Carlos Ruiz Contract: 
2014: $8.6 
2015: $8.6 
2016: $8.6 
2017: Club Option at $4.5M 
With Ruiz back in the Fold, it looks like it will be Erik Kratz and Cameron Rupp who will compete for the backup job.