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July 9, 2013 | By Michael Carroll
When I was a kid in the 1950s and 1960s, I remember my father talking about family and friends who "never got up off the table" after surgery. It was a time of modern medicine, more or less, and things were advancing and improving dramatically every year. But Dad's view of medicine was formed earlier in the 20th century. He was born in 1912, before antibiotics, before sophisticated heart and lung devices, and in an age of more primitive anesthesia. He lived in the Pennsylvania coal region, hours from city medical centers.
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July 3, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FORMER PHILLIES catcher Darren Daulton was awake and in good spirits following a 7-hour procedure yesterday to remove two brain tumors, officials said. Daulton, who played for the Phillies for 14 years, underwent the procedure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kevin Judy, head of neurooncology at Jefferson, said doctors were able to remove both tumors on the left side of Daulton's head during the operation. "The surgery went well," Judy said at a news conference.
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July 3, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Darren Daulton was awake, speaking with family and in good spirits after a seven-hour surgery Monday at Jefferson University Hospital to remove two tumors from his brain, his surgeon said. Kevin D. Judy reported that the procedure "went well. " Judy, a professor of neurological surgery at Jefferson, said he hopes to have Daulton home for the Fourth of July. The former Phillies catcher and Philadelphia radio personality will need to rest for three to four weeks before likely undergoing radiation treatment, Judy said.
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June 29, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - There was no reason, Charlie Manuel said in spring training, for stashing Freddy Galvis at triple A. The Phillies manager is enamored of the 23-year-old infielder. He adores his baseball instincts, his energy for the game, and his willingness to learn. He wanted Galvis on his bench. That lasted for three months. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old veteran John McDonald in a minor trade Thursday with the Cleveland Indians. He will supplant Galvis, who was optioned to triple A after Thursday's game, when he joins the team on Friday.
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June 28, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES - Long before he was running the operation from the top floor, Ruben Amaro Jr. was a kid in his late-20s just trying to etch out a place on a big-league roster. In June of 1993, Amaro walked into a veteran-packed home clubhouse at Veterans Stadium and reported for work. The surprising Phillies were already running away with the National League East and there was no way the kid from Penn Charter High was going to screw up or get in anyone's way. So Amaro made sure he stayed in the good graces of the unofficial team captain and clubhouse leader, Darren Daulton.
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June 28, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES - Charlie Manuel loves Freddy Galvis. He loves his energy, his instincts, and of course, his glove. Manuel isn't afraid to plug the smooth-fielding Galvis into any spot on the diamond. But Manuel also understands the 23-year-old Galvis is still a developing player and not a finished product. And he simply doesn't have a place to play Galvis enough regularly to keep his bat in motion. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old infielder John McDonald from the Cleveland Indians yesterday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
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June 26, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - Mike Adams stood in front of the dugout Tuesday and watched his Phillies teammates stretch. Hours earlier, he had received news his season could be over because of three tears in his right shoulder. He donned his uniform anyway. "Hey, Mike," a fan yelled from the stands. "How's it going?" "Not too bad," Adams said as he turned away. The reliever hid his disappointment. Rather than pitch the eighth inning for the sinking Phillies, he must debate whether to have yet another surgery on his shoulder or take a conservative approach to strengthening muscles around his torn labrum and rotator cuff.
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June 26, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - Rich Dubee called a meeting Monday for his relievers, just as he does at the start of every series. His makeshift Phillies bullpen assembled in a small weight room attached to the visitors clubhouse at Petco Park, and there was more than just talk about the San Diego hitters. "It's an opportunity for all of these kids," Dubee said. "A golden opportunity. " That is because the bullpen is in shambles. Three relievers were placed on the disabled list in eight days, none more concerning than $12 million setup man Mike Adams.
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June 26, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN DIEGO - Mike Adams was coming off an injury-plagued 2012 season that ended with him needing surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. The procedure included having a right rib removed. But both the pitcher and his new team were thrilled to announce a free-agent deal in December, even if the accord came with risks. "We've had our eye on Mike for a long time," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said then. "While there is some risk to it, it probably was a good risk. This is a guy who can probably solidify our bullpen.
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June 23, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rich Dubee advocates honesty with his pitchers. The Phillies pitching coach has learned to not expect it in every situation. The better he knows a man, the better he can detect a lie. He is not familiar with Mike Adams, the 34-year-old reliever hailed as a panacea for the Phillies' eighth-inning woes. There were times this season when Adams' body betrayed him and he informed Dubee of those moments. Other times, Dubee guessed, Adams pitched through pain. As Adams was again placed Saturday on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis, Dubee did not regret how his pitcher was handled.
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