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The Philadelphia Phillies have officially announced that veteran starting pitcher Roy Halladay underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday. The procedure was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Los Angeles. “In certain cases it’s been three months, but we really don’t have a timetable. A scope and a cleanup to me is a lot different than a surgery. They aren’t going in and trying to reattach the rotator cuff, which would be a year and a half and really, very low success rate of pitching again. The fact that it’s a scope, a cleanup, to me is a lot better than going in and having to reattach a full surgery. It’s a lot better option, obviously it’s a lot quicker, and at my age I think it’s the best thing for me.” The 36-year-old has been very ineffective this season, sporting a 8.65 earned run average in 34.1 innings. While most of his numbers across the board had been similar to his career norm, the one thing that stuck out is his control. He gave a free pass to 17 hitters, which is on...
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