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credit: getty images Roy Halladay’s return to the Philadelphia Phillies is uncertain after undergoing surgery. The Phillies right hander had a 8.65 ERA on the season prior to the surgery. Halladay had a bone spur in his shoulder removed and his torn rotator cuff repaired on Wednesday. Halladay will rest for the next six to eight weeks before resuming a throwing program according to Mike Axisa of CBS Sports. At the end of the season Halladay will become a free agent. The Phillies are also without pitcher John Lannan who will also miss six to eight weeks with a quad strain near his knee. On Wednesday the team signed veteran pitcher Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal. At 19-22 and only 3.5 games back, the Phillies are well without striking distance of the cooling Atlanta Braves.

Roy Halladay Has Successful Surgery, Eyes 2013 Return

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...

Phillies Issue Statement On Roy Halladay's Surgery, Declare It Successful

Good news on the Roy Halladay front. Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, Phillies Director of Medical Services, issued the following statement on behalf of the team: "Roy had successful shoulder surgery yesterday. He had an arthroscopic evaluation and underwent debridement of his labrum and rotator cuff as well as removal...

Phillies Nation Sponsoring Phillies ALS event

Today the Phillies will hold their Phillies Phestival benefiting the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Since 1984, the Phillies have raised over $12 million to combat the progressive neuromuscular disorder, known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. Most of the money has been raised through this annual event which features your favorite Phillies in autograph and photo booths...

Rosenberg Recalled, Valdes Optioned

According to all the usual suspect beat writers and the Phillies, LHP Raul Valdes has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and RHP B.J. Rosenberg has been called to take his place. Valdes was at best mediocre in 2013 and at worst completely ineffective, with a 7.65 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP, allowing 10.8 H/9 IP. Rosenberg, 27, has been mildly effective as a starter this year for the...

Tempering Expectations on Pettibone

Jonathan Pettibone has been a revelation for the Phils. But how long can it continue? (AP Photo). As I wrote in my recap on Tuesday night, Jonathan Pettibone deserves a lot of credit.  He has started five games so far this year and the Phillies have won four.  He has shown a veteran’s ability to battle through jams.  He has displayed a pretty good fastball, which at least through...

Steve Carlton takes a shot at Nolan Ryan

Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies pithcer Steve Carlton was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era, and of all-time. He captured 4 Cy Young awards, while winning 329 games over 24 MLB seasons. Carlton also retired only second to Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts, and now stands fourth all-time on that list. Ryan finished his career with 5 fewer wins in three addtional...

Hamels tries to prevent Indians from reigniting offense

Cole Hamels hopes the Phillies' recent good fortune on offense will extend his way. Philadelphia tries to push its win streak to a season-high four games against a Cleveland Indians team trying to reignite its offense. Hamels (1-5, 4.18 ERA) already has one fewer loss than all of last season, when he went 17-6. His strikeout-to-walk ratio - which has never been worse than 3.02...

Phillies Nation TV: Halladay’s Shoulder, Biddle at Reading

Here is the latest episode of Phillies Nation TV with Pat Gallen, Corey Seidman, Ryann Williams, and Jay Floyd. Pat got a chance to speak with a local doctor about what goes into a surgery like the one Roy Halladay will undergo. Jay spoke with top minor league prospect Jesse Biddle at Reading, and he talked about what it would be like to get the call to the bigs.

Cliff Lee Gets the Nod In Series Opener with Reds

The Phillies were pounded yet again by the Indians in Wednesday's series finale. Cole Hamels was roughed up, allowing five runs on six hits through five innings of work. The Phillies were able to mount four runs, but still fell 10-4. The Phillies fell back to four games under .500...

Phillies Sign Pitcher Carlos Zambrano To Minor League Deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal. He will being his tenure with the Philadelphia organization by heading to extended spring training. The veteran pitcher will provide pitching depth and could be a sign of how worried the Phillies really are with the arm of Roy Halladay. The post Phillies Sign Pitcher Carlos Zambrano...

Amaro: Hamels, Howard trying too hard

Asked to assess the Phillies’ position, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. responded in typically blunt fashion. “We’re in a great spot,” Amaro said Thursday. “We’ve played terrible. And we’re 3½ games out.” Amaro has a point, as far as the NL East standings are concerned. The first-place Braves are 10-17 since opening the season 12-1, while the second-place Nationals...

Reds hope for better luck against Lee

Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee. Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday night. Cincinnati (25-16) outscored Philadelphia 16-4 during the April 15-17 series, but was held scoreless by Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA...

Gameday: Reds (25-16) vs. Phillies (19-22)

Cincinnati Reds (25-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22) Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89) vs. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17 Weather: 68, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook News and notes: -Mike Adams had an MRI and is considered day-to-day, although a DL stint is not quite out of the woods. He has a mild back strain, and if he does do to the DL they can...

Notes From The Phillies’ 10-4 Loss To Cleveland

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Phillies Sign Carlos Zambrano

Former long-time Chicago Cub, Carlos Zambrano, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Zambrano, 31, will participate later this week in an extended spring training assignment down in Clearwater.  He has a 3.66 ERA and a 132-91 overall record thus far in his 12-season career. The recent injury of Roy Halladay and the prior John Lannan sparked the Phillies...
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