Phillies' Hamels has 2 surgeries
By SPORTS NETWORK
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has undergone two expected surgeries, the team said Friday.
The left-hander had loose bodies removed from his pitching elbow and underwent a procedure on an inguinal hernia.
The Phillies said in a tweet that Hamels, who was 14-9 with a 2.79 earned run average for the NL East champions, should begin throwing in 3-4 weeks.
On Wednesday, first baseman Ryan Howard had surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. Howard was injured while grounding into the final out of Philadelphia's Game 5 loss to St. Louis in the NL divisional round.