Phillies' Cliff Lee to begin full throwing program in November
Lee, who missed the final two months of the season due to a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, will begin a full throwing program in November and is expected to be ready for spring training.
Phillies OF Ben Revere undergoes surgery to remove screws from ankle
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz undergoes minor shoulder surgery
The Phillies are expecting Ruiz to be ready for the start of spring training.
Franklin Gutierrez expressing interest in returning in 2015
"He’s in Florida, working out. He has some interest in coming back next year. We’re going to talk to him and we’ll see what happens," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He left in a good frame of mind. We’ll have to see where it’s at, but he’s spoken to our guys more than once about his desire in coming back next year. It would be as a non-roster player."
Mariners' James Paxton will not throw competitively during offseason
Mariners SP Taijuan Walker to make a few appearances in AFL
Mariners SP Roenis Elias moves past elbow soreness
Mariners' Dustin Ackley to undergo further evaluation for ankle issue
Mariners SP Danny Hultzen expected to have no restrictions this spring
"They said it was really impressive," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He feels really good and is now shut down. He’s finished for the fall. He showed an average fastball, really good curve and changeup. He was confident and his delivery is sound. So he’ll go home and come back in January and be ready for spring training."
Hultzen is expected to have no restrictions during the spring.
"We were real cautious. There was some talk of putting him in the Fall League, but we’re going to back off a little," Zduriencik said. "This kid has been through a lot this year. The fact he’s been on the mound in Instructional League is enough. There’ll be a challenge for him next year regardless of how he reports physically, where is he going to be innings-wise after missing a whole year like this."
Geovany Soto suffers thumb injury in wild-card game
"He kind of pulled his thumb back on the jersey on the play at the plate, and after that it kept getting worse and worse," manager Bob Melvin said. "Certainly as a catcher you need your thumb, especially when Jon Lester is throwing cutters."
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