Carlos Ruiz travels to Panama

Updated: March 2, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Catcher Carlos Ruiz left the Philadelphia Phillies' camp on Wednesday to travel to Panama to attend to a family matter, the team said.

The team did not disclose the nature of the family matter, but a source close to Ruiz told ESPNdeportes.com that the catcher's wife had a Cesarean section on Tuesday. Her doctors recommended the procedure because the baby was in an awkward position.

The baby boy, who weighed 9 pounds at birth, is the couple's first child, and Ruiz's ...

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