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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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March 20, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his opening-day start against Baltimore. The team announcement Wednesday followed the 27-year-old righthander's removal after throwing three perfect innings in a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Cobb had an MRI after the game. The Rays hope Cobb can return in mid-to-late April. Ellsbury hurt Jacoby Ellsbury will be shut down for about one week after an MRI exam confirmed he has a mild oblique strain, the Yankees announced.
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March 18, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On each of the last two mornings when Phillies pitchers gathered to play catch, Cliff Lee was absent. The discomfort in his pitching elbow had progressively worsened, so the 36-year-old lefthander weighed his options. Late Monday afternoon, the Phillies announced that Lee will try for a third time to non-surgically rehabilitate the tear in his common flexor tendon. Season-ending surgery, not recommended last summer, was endorsed by doctors after the latest setback.
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March 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 30 pitchers in Phillies camp broke their circle and each took a few steps to pick up his glove. Cliff Lee found a spot among the two rows of hurlers and began playing catch with bullpen coach Rod Nichols. This was the start of Lee's throwing program Wednesday. As he tossed a baseball for about 10 minutes, pitching coach Bob McClure watched by his side. Afterward, the 36-year-old lefthander retreated to a back field and threw his first bullpen session since the elbow setback that has put in question his season and could lead to the end of his playing career.
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March 12, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cliff Lee will attempt to pitch through the tendon tear in his elbow that limited him to 13 starts last season. Despite months of rest and rehabilitation, the problem resurfaced Friday. Lee is 36 and pitching on maybe the final contract of an accomplished career. "It's hard to find a problem with going out there and just continuing to try to do it just to see what happens," he said. Surgery would sideline the lefthander for six to eight months, ending his season and perhaps his playing days.
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March 11, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - About an hour before the Phillies took the field in Sarasota yesterday afternoon, and about 24 hours before he was originally scheduled to be warming up in the bullpen at Bright House Field, in preparation for his second spring training game, Cliff Lee wore street clothes as he walked out of the clubhouse. Lee was finished for the day. His work was limited. For the second straight day, he did not throw a baseball. "Tomorrow," he said before getting in his car and calling it a day. Lee can only hope to receive some good news when he returns to the Carpenter Complex this morning.
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March 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - All Cliff Lee can do now is wait. Lee's MRI reports have been sent to Birmingham, Ala., the home of James Andrews. The orthopedic surgeon is the best in the world, Lee said. And the doctor's opinion could determine the Phillies lefthander's future in baseball. Lee said he will likely miss the season and possibly more if his left elbow requires surgery. A recommendation from Andrews is expected sometime this week. "It would be six to eight months out," Lee said.
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March 10, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The first dose of bad news the Phillies encountered since the start of spring training arrived Friday when Cliff Lee alerted the team of discomfort in his pitching elbow. Soreness resurfaced in the same area of the arm that limited the accomplished lefthander to only 13 starts last season. An MRI exam Saturday revealed "little to no changes" from his last exam, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday. Amaro described the inflammation as "very mild" but did not deny the team's concern given the flexor pronator strain that prematurely ended Lee's 2014 season.
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March 6, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Cliff Lee wasn't sure what day it was yesterday, which wasn't a sign of a guy who just suffered a head injury but instead of a single-minded athlete who rarely considers what he's having for dinner that night, let alone the day of the week, or, a much broader view of the future. So it was a little weird, looking back, when he did just that 18 months ago. It was after his final start of the 2013 season, a game that was very much representative of Lee in his prime and of the Phillies in their nearly half-decade-long offensive funk.
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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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