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May 16, 1989 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Schmidt became a half-million dollars richer yesterday, and he didn't have to win the lottery to do it. Rather, the windfall resulted from a clause in his contract that said he would receive that sum if he were still on the Phillies' roster on May 15. Seeing his 1989 salary doubled overnight didn't excite Schmidt, who is more concerned these days with the sore left elbow that may have contributed to his being homerless since May 2....
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June 14, 1993 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
As if the Phoenix Suns didn't have enough trouble already, the prognosis on Charles Barkley's tender right elbow is not cause for optimism. Barkley, the heart, soul and spirit of the Suns, played last night in Game 3 with a large protective wrap on the elbow. At times during the game, he sat on the bench with ice on the elbow. If this series lasts much longer, his effectiveness could be in doubt. Suns team physician Richard Emerson said the elbow was not damaged when Barkley collided in Game 2 with Chicago's Scott Williams, but it was inflamed.
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August 27, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham grabbed his throwing elbow as he was helped off the Georgia Dome carpet and we could hear the gasps from Channel 29 viewers all the way down here. "I had a little palpitation," coach Rich Kotite said after the Birds' 20-12 loss to the Falcons. "I went over (to the bench) and I knew immediately it wasn't serious, so I felt a lot better. " Understandably so. Kotite, after all, has had Cunningham for just 20 of his 48 regular-season games as the Birds' head coach.
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May 22, 1989 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The huddle included Phillies manager Nick Leyva, general manager Lee Thomas, trainer Jeff Cooper and club physician Dr. Phillip Marone. After a while, the door to Leyva's office opened and righthander Steve Ontiveros was invited to join the group. Then the door closed again. By the time Ontiveros emerged, the best-laid plans once again had been scrambled. Ontiveros, it was announced, would not be activated from the disabled list. He would not pitch Thursday at Dodger Stadium.
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May 10, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Righthander Mark Portugal was told last night that he will have surgery on his right elbow Monday and will miss at least three months. In addition, lefthander Matt Beech was placed on the disabled list. Reliever Ken Ryan was activated, and struggling pitcher Bobby Munoz said he and catcher Mike Lieberthal are friends but "have a communication problem. " And that wasn't all. After their 3-1 win over Colorado, the Phils sent pitcher Scott Ruffcorn (0-0, 4.38 ERA) and infielder Kevin Sefcik (.150)
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March 10, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The diagnosis - bone chips in his right elbow - is in for Glenn Robinson, and the 76ers forward must decide whether to have surgery and possibly miss the remainder of the season, or rest it in the hopes of playing again. Robinson was examined Monday by orthopedist James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. He was given two options: surgery that would sideline him for three to five weeks, or rehabilitation that may get him back sooner. "I'm stuck in between right now," Robinson said last night before the Sixers' game against the Chicago Bulls.
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January 11, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
National League MVP Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies' will undergo arthroscopic surgery on a troublesome right elbow Tuesday in Denver and is expected to miss most of spring training. The team expects the rightfielder to be 100 percent healthy by opening day. Walker felt pain in his elbow after swinging and missing a pitch in the Rockies' 160th game of the season on Sept. 26. Later in that at-bat, Walker belted his 49th homer of the season. He never got a chance for No. 50 as the pain in the elbow prevented him from playing the final two games.
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August 22, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Larry Walker barely had time to dry himself off from a stint in the hot tub when he received the all-too-familiar news. He was returning to the disabled list and could possibly miss the remainder of the season. The Colorado Rockies placed the two-time defending National League batting champion on the 15-day DL yesterday, hoping the time off will help Walker's chronically ailing right elbow. "I came to the ballpark with my game face on, ready to play and now I'm on the DL," Walker said.
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November 9, 1989 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
Rick Mahorn has been wearing a Sixers uniform less than a week, but he already has begun making waves. The veteran power forward, long known as one of the league's most rugged players, was ejected from last night's 115-91 victory over Miami after elbowing the Heat's feisty 6-9 rookie, Terry Davis, above the shoulder with 9:42 to play in the second quarter. The NBA rules instruct officials to eject anyone throwing an elbow that makes contact above shoulder level. When the dust clears from this one, Mahorn should be shelling out some money for his actions.
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February 26, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
An examination of Frank Viola's pitching elbow yesterday revealed signs of small bone spurs, but the New York Mets said he would continue his workouts as scheduled. Anti-inflammatory medication was prescribed for the lefthander, who underwent a magnetic resonance imaging examination. The MRI detected no loose bodies, and the team said he would work out today. Viola reported soreness after throwing Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. "The only thing that concerned me is that I've never had problems at all, especially this early," he said.
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December 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The crowd at the Barclays Center was in stunned silenced, looking at a referee lying on the floor after the opening tipoff of Vanderbilt's 68-55 win over La Salle in the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday. There was about a 10-minute delay as referee Rick Crawford was taken off the court by stretcher to Brooklyn Hospital. As horrifying as it looked, Crawford had comforting words when returning to the arena by game's end. "I am good," he said.
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November 12, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
PHOENIX - The plan was for Jesse Biddle to go to Puerto Rico and make up some of the innings he lost during his disastrous 2014 season in the Phillies' minor-league system. Like so many of the team's recent plans, it went awry. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday at the general managers meetings that Biddle has returned to Philadelphia after just two appearances with his Puerto Rican winter league team because of a sore elbow. Biddle left with a 0-1 record and a 15.19 ERA for Mayaguez.
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November 12, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dante Scafidi will be one of six Gloucester Catholic baseball players to sign national letters of intent on Wednesday. He will be one of dozens of South Jersey athletes who will put pen to paper to commit to playing college sports on scholarship. But he will be unique. Scafidi will sign with Rutgers on a baseball scholarship despite missing almost all of his sophomore season and his entire junior season with arm injuries. "It will mean a lot to me," Scafidi said. "Rutgers stuck by my side.
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September 12, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLIFF LEE made a quick trip to Philadelphia this week for the first of two checkups with doctors this month. Following Tuesday's exam with Phillies team doctor Michael Ciccotti, general mnager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Lee's ailing left elbow has improved. Lee will be checked out again at the end of the season. He is expected to begin throwing in early November, according to Amaro. "We'll see where it goes from there," Amaro said yesterday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Lee wasn't available for comment.
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August 9, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Cliff Lee consulted with two doctors, there was never a mention of surgery for his troublesome left elbow. The parties agreed that Lee suffered a reoccurrence of the strained flexor pronator muscle, an injury that sidelined him for two months earlier this season. The Phillies will adopt another conservative approach with Lee, who may not throw again until October or November. But another elongated period of rest will not quell doubt about Lee's availability for 2015. He is, for now, expected to be ready for spring training.
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August 8, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
RYNE SANDBERG, a man whose fate as a first-time big-league manager could be determined by how the Phillies bounce back next year after a dreadful 2014, was certainly happy to hear Cliff Lee would not need surgery on his ailing left elbow. "That's good news," Sandberg said. "Looks promising. " An MRI from earlier this week revealed that Lee has a Grade 2 left flexor pronator strain. Lee had a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection on Wednesday and will once again combat the injury with rest.
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August 2, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The fact that the Phillies didn't make a trade by the non-waiver trade deadline wasn't the worst news Thursday. Lefthander Cliff Lee, making his third start after being sidelined more than two months with a strained left elbow, was forced to leave the game after throwing an 85-m.p.h. cutter to Denard Span with two outs in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. According to the Phillies, Lee reinjured his elbow. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and lefthander Cesar Jimenez was promoted from Lehigh Valley.
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June 12, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
THE PHILLIES have lost 14 of 21 games since Cliff Lee last threw a baseball, thereby removing any doubt about how they should proceed to handle the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. If they need a reminder of the potential cost of waiting, there sits Lee. The veteran lefthander has not thrown a baseball in 23 days. He is close to picking one up, his manager said yesterday. But that will mark only the halfway point in the process of getting him back on the mound. And so, the Phillies wait.
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May 28, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
CLIFF LEE says his strained left elbow is improving, but it appears the Phillies lefthander will need more time to heal before he returns to the mound. After a scheduled re-evaluation by the Phillies' medical staff yesterday, Lee was not cleared to start throwing. When put through tests, the former Cy Young Award winner said he could still feel the small spot on the edge of his bone where his flexor tendon attaches. Lee, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 19, is set for another evaluation on Thursday, according to the team.
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May 23, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Cliff Lee fired 32,869 regular-season pitches in the majors before an elbow or shoulder injury sidelined him. "This is new to me," Lee said Tuesday. He felt the pain in his left elbow when he turned a doorknob and when he lifted his body from a taxi. The Phillies hope two weeks will cure Lee's elbow strain. Lee is not sure. "I've never had anything like this," Lee said. "They seem to think that not throwing for a week, it should be quite a bit better. I don't know if it'll be gone, but you don't really know until you get there.
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