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Prognosis for Cliff Lee's return

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:15 AM
The Phillies announced pitcher Cliff Lee was heading to the 15-day disabled list due to what have become the two most feared words in Major League Baseball—“elbow strain.” Recently, a long list of pitchers have headed to the disabled list with similar ailments, only to be diagnosed... Read more

Freddy Galvis, MRSA, and preventing a team-wide outbreak

Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:15 PM
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was hospitalized with a staph infection in his leg early Friday morning. By the afternoon, one source reported the infection was being treated as MRSA. Galvis will begin the season on the disabled list, but the more immediate concern is for his personal well-being—and... Read more

Why HGH? Bastardo's suspension raises questions

Monday, August 5, 2013, 2:55 PM
The Biogenesis scandal that’s engulfed Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun and implicated the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez hit home Monday, as Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo agreed to a 50-game suspension. With the Phillies’ playoff hopes on life support (to put it kindly) the suspension... Read more

What does the future hold for the Phillies' Ryan Howard?

Monday, July 8, 2013, 7:08 PM
On Monday the Phillies learned that first baseman Ryan Howard will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. While numerous concerns arise as a result of this injury—the Phillies owe the increasingly injury-prone slugger $75 million through 2016, after all—one overlooked question centers... Read more

When will we see Utley back on the field?

Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:55 PM
Last night, the Phillies confirmed what most fans have suspected all week—Chase Utley is indeed heading to the 15-day DL with a mild oblique strain. The organization quickly stated that the expect the second baseman back after those 15 days—yet on this morning’s television broadcasts... Read more

The mystery behind Tommy John Surgery

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series by Dr. Michael Ciccotti, MD, Head Team Physician for the Phillies. Dr. Ciccotti is the leader of a group of MLB team physicians currently studying throwing injuries. This series will attempt to answer questions about the infamous—yet mysterious—ulnar... Read more

Phillies' doc named head of MLB team physicians

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Philadelphia Phillies’ Team Physician and Sports Doc panelist Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, has been elected the 2013 President of Major League Baseball’s Team Physician Association (TPA). Dr. Ciccotti, Chief of Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute, was elected via vote by members of the... Read more

What to expect once Halladay gets an MRI

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
If there was any doubt remaining, it’s gone today—Phillies fans have pressed the panic button in regards to Roy Halladay’s 2013 season. The latest setback, a 2-plus inning outing that yielded nine runs to the lowly Marlins, was just the start of yesterday’s disappointment.... Read more

Major League Baseball and the second opinion

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 5:30 PM
The Phillies expect to have some information about the particulars and the severity of Roy Halladay’s shoulder injury sometime today. The ace right-hander admitted to feeling discomfort in his shoulder after Sunday’s start against the Miami Marlins, and spent yesterday visiting with Dr... Read more
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