Found August 15, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
John Lannan hid behind his black glove. The soundtrack for his Wednesday start the Braves' trademark Tomahawk Chop looped yet again. Pitching coach Rich Dubee sensed trouble in the second inning of a 6-3 Phillies loss and that is when Lannan's night ended because of a knee injury. Later he spoke with despair. He may have thrown his final pitch for the Phillies. "I feel like I'm letting everybody down - letting myself down my family down - but you have to look at the silver lining" Lannan said. "Hopefully I can get this thing fixed." Lannan signed to a $2.5 million contract to act as the Phillies' fifth starter will be examined by a doctor Thursday. He said this injury is a recurrence of the one that sidelined him for two months earlier in 2013. He said there is a structural issue that has festered for years. Lannan's ERA is 5.33. The Phillies hold his 2014 rights through another arbitration year and they probably will not tender him a c...

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