Stutes may need surgery.
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke to the media today and gave a bevy of injury updates. Some were good, others were not.
-Roy Halladay is symptom-free during his throwing program, which is a huge positive. Seems like the 6-8 week timetable is still very much in play.
-Michael Stutes could have exploratory elbow surgery, Amaro said. His nagging shoulder injury has not progressed the way they had hoped. Doesn’t sound like Stutes will be back anytime soon.
-David Herndon will almost certainly need Tommy John surgery. He’s headed to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday to get the final word, but by all accounts, he’s going to have ligament replacement surgery.
-And finally, Justin De Fratus is going to throw off a mound on Thursday and reportedly his balky elbow is feeling good, according to the Phillies GM.
Howard could be in rehab games soon.
-Chase Utley is DH’ing tonight and batting third. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com says there is a chance ...