Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

It has been a frustrating last eight months for Jose Contreras. The 40-year-old reliever is set to have his second surgery since last September to repair a right elbow that has given him problems the last two seasons. It will be the second straight season-ending elbow surgery Contreras will have, this time repairing a torn … Continue reading Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

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Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury

UPDATE 2 — Jose Contreras’ season is done. Contreras tore the UCL and flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow and will be out for the rest of the season. UPDATE 1 — Phillies reliever Jose Contreras had an MRI this morning and was revealed that he has a right elbow strain. Contreras is having bad … Continue reading Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing

The play at the plate on Thursday made a big impact, not only in the game but on Carlos Ruiz’s left wrist as well. The Phillies catcher missed last night’s 4-1 win over the Padres,  a day after injuring his wrist when Will Venable collided with him on Thursday. Ruiz could miss today’s game as … Continue reading Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing

Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

Just summarizing what Matt Gelb had to report today on the health of some of the Phillies… Chase Utley — There is nothing really new here. Utley is still out in Arizona working on strengthening his knee. There is still no timetable for his return, not even a comparison to the 43 games he missed … Continue reading Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

Contreras to start season on DL

Jose Contreras is just flat out not ready for the regular season. The 40-year-old right-hander had only been pitching in games the last two weeks and he’s shown signs of not being close to being ready, which is no shock. That is why Contreras will likely start the season on the disabled list. It isn’t … Continue reading Contreras to start season on DL

Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Earlier this morning, Domonic Brown had an MRI on his injured right thumb. The results of that MRI showed Brown has some inflammation in his thumb, which he sprained on Monday diving for a ball against the Yankees. But fortunately for Brown, who also fractured his hamate bone last season in the same hand during Spring Training, … Continue reading Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Contreras’ season is done

After having his third or fourth setback a few days ago, Jose Contreras’ season is done. Matt Gelb tweeted that Contreras is confident he’ll be back next season but as for now, doesn’t know what type of surgery he will need to repair his injured elbow. In 17 games this year, Contreras threw 14 innings … Continue reading Contreras’ season is done

Gelb: Blanton’s season likely done

Matt Gelb tweeted some not-so-great news for starting pitcher Joe Blanton and his injured right elbow: Blanton’s season was doomed from the start. He was slated the 5th starter on a team filled with All-Star pitcher’s, most of the time being an afterthought to Phillies fans and baseball minds around the country. Blanton’s season never … Continue reading Gelb: Blanton’s season likely done

Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

2010 was a rough year for Ryan Madson. He had five blown saves in ten opportunities; he had blown his first shot at being a closer in the league, and had broken his toe by kicking a chair in frustration. To add insult to injury, Charlie Manuel assigned Jose Contreras as the closer over Madson … Continue reading Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future