POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley
The season never got off the ground for Michael Stutes. The right-hander will undergo arthroscopic surgery by Dr. Yocum on June 26, ending his season. Stutes had shoulder inflamation after suffering discomfort during Spring Training and trying to pitch at the start of the season. He landed on the DL and never pitched since. Phillies … Continue reading Stutes to Have Season-Ending Surgery
According to Todd Zolecki, Cole Hamels had a pair of surgeries today. Hamels had loose bodies removed from left elbow as well as surgery to repair a hernia. Both surgeries were minors – the loose bodies being a routine procedure and common among starting pitchers. Hamels should begin throwing again in 3-to-4 weeks.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had surgery this morning in Baltimore. Dr. Mark Myerson, a renown orthopedic surgeon did the surgery on his ruptured left Achillies tendon. Yesterday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that Howard will likely be out four months after the surgery. He is hopeful to have his star slugger back in … Continue reading Howard had surgery this morning
Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?
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
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