Cole Hamels should be happy about this.
The Phillies announced today they have hired Michael Weinik, an osteopathic physician and associate chairman of the Temple University Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to their medical staff as a "consultant for spinal evaluation and manipulation."
That means he can crack backs.
“His osteopathic training gives him a broad perspective on the management of spine disorders. He has provided similar care for the Flyers and Eagles and is extremely qualified,” Phillies team physician Michael Ciccotti said. “We believe his care will be beneficial to multiple players in Philadelphia.”