Hamels has elbow and hernia surgery

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Cole Hamels is expected to begin a throwing program in three to four weeks, according to the Phillies. (Paul J. Bereswill/AP)

Cole Hamels ended up having two surgeries instead of one Friday.

The Phillies announced that the lefthander underwent surgeries to repair a hernia and also to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. The elbow surgery had been announced earlier in the week by general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Phillies said both surgeries were a success and that Hamels will be able to begin a throwing program in three to four weeks.


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