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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee, Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere

By on 10/01/2014 02:00:00 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have numerous questions this off season following a 73-89 record, last in the National League East. The Phillies were 23rd in the league in runs scored and 20th in ERA. Age and injuries have also taken their toll on the team that were one of the best in baseball from 2007 through 2011. On the injury front, there is good news on Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere and Cliff Lee.

As reported by Todd Zolecki of at MLBlogs Network, Ruiz had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. His rehab will begin immediately and he is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Ruiz hit .252 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 110 games this season. The nine-year veteran has a career average of .271 with 63 home runs and 367 RBI.

As for Revere, he had surgery on Tuesday to remove screws from his right ankle. He'll be in a walking boot for about two weeks, then begin rehab. He should also be ready for Spring Training.

Revere, in his fifth Major League season and second with the Phillies, hit .306 with two home runs, 28 RBI and 49 stolen bases. He has a career batting average of .291 with two home runs, 109 RBI and 145 stolen bases.

The news on Lee is that he had an MRI on Friday on his left elbow which showed that his flexor tendon is healing well. He'll be starting a throwing program next month and should also be ready for Spring Training.

Lee made only 13 starts this season and was 4-5 with a 3.65 ERA. The 13-year Major League veteran has a career record of 143-91 with a 3.52 ERA.

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