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Phillies not expecting Lidge anytime soon

Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:50 am
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By C. Trent Rosecrans

Brad LidgePhillies closer Brad Lidge will be out until around the All-Star break, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Wednesday on MLB Network Radio.

"I'm probably looking at maybe All-Star break, or … just before that," Manuel said (via MLB.com).

Lidge is suffering from a right posterior rotator cuff strain and started the season on the disabled list.

Jose Contreras is serving as the team's closer in Lidge's absence. Contreras picked up the save in Wednesday night's victory over the Mets, walking one and striking out one in an inning of work. He's appeared in two game so far this season.

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Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Phillies not expecting Lidge anytime soon



philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 2:43 pm
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Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:38 am
 

Phillies not expecting Lidge anytime soon

I'd take his 2010 stats out of the bullpen during that two year period in a heartbeat...the season prior was the vast bulk of that span's poor numbers.  The rotation is such that the Phils should be able to "muddle through" fine during part of the season without Lidge and Utley.  If they come back 2-3 months from now and can contribute, that's all the better.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Phillies not expecting Lidge anytime soon

Have you heard of Barry Zito ?



Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:47 pm
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Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Phillies not expecting Lidge anytime soon

I've always been championing for Joakim Soria, but after yesterday's debacle, maybe not.


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