August 1, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Three hours after the trade deadline came and went, the Phillies' best hope at adding some new, young pieces to their roster before the end of the 2014 season took the mound at Nationals Park. Cliff Lee has long been admired by many a major league team. He's been one of baseball's best pitchers over the last half-dozen years and he's a proven playoff performer to boot. In order to move to a contender in August, when players can still be traded if they clear through waivers, which most players with hefty contracts are able to do, all Lee had to do was take the mound a few times and show that he was both healthy and effective.
June 25, 2014 |
If you have been listening to the rumors concerning their intentions for the NBA draft on Thursday night, the 76ers might seem to be masters of misdirection. But in at least one way they have been very clear on their direction. And that direction is up the court as quickly as possible. From Sam Hinkie's very first day on the job as general manager, and from the moment coach Brett Brown joined the process, the Sixers have been steadfast in their desire to build an up-tempo, open-court team.
June 12, 2014 |
Tracy Morgan's health Tracy Morgan is not losing his leg as a result of his car crash on Saturday! So insists the comic's fiancee, Megan Wollover , who is simply sick of the rumor mill. Morgan's rep, Lewis Kay , said Morgan underwent surgery on his leg on Sunday. He still has the appendage. "The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately)
June 6, 2014 |
WITH ALL the hype surrounding the 76ers and their draft picks coming up later this month, many fans forget that their rookie of the year point guard, Michael CarterWilliams, had major surgery following the season to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Fear not, Sixers fans, Carter-Williams said yesterday he is ahead of schedule in his recovery, will be able to get the work in on improving his shot, and looks forward to see whom Sam Hinkie and company will select as his new teammates.
May 22, 2014 |
MIAMI - Phillies team president David Montgomery remained hospitalized after undergoing surgery to remove cancer from his right jaw bone, the Daily News learned yesterday morning. Montgomery, who turns 68 next month, is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery, which was performed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, involved having a bone removed from his leg and transplanted to his mouth. He is expected to be hospitalized for another week. "It's sad, it's tough," first baseman Ryan Howard said before the Phillies took batting practice in Miami.
May 21, 2014 |
Until four years ago, medical professionals across Major League Baseball were not speaking the same language. The league finally installed an injury surveillance system, and in 2011 Michael Ciccotti was appointed to lead an elbow study group under baseball's medical advisory committee. Ciccotti, the Phillies' head team physician and director of sports medicine at the Rothman Institute, initiated research on the ulnar collateral ligament, now the most-discussed tissue in baseball.
May 8, 2014 |
IT CERTAINLY isn't a time to raise a red flag, but perhaps having one stored away for the future might not be a bad idea. Yesterday, the Sixers announced that Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. That information came a day after MCW received rookie of the year honors, joining Allen Iverson (1997) as the second player in team history to garner that award. "The health of our players is our primary concern," general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement.
May 6, 2014 |
Mike Adams underwent three surgeries since he last pitched on three consecutive days. That was August 2012, before surgery to remove a rib that corrected thoracic outlet syndrome, before multiple tears in his right shoulder were repaired, and before surgery for a sports hernia. That is why Ryne Sandberg made an interesting observation about his 35-year-old righthanded reliever. "He seems to be more effective when pitching more often," Sandberg said. So the Phillies manager entrusted Adams with another tight eighth-inning situation in Sunday's 1-0 win. Adams retired Jayson Werth on a weak grounder to first base.