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MLB notes: Phillies hope Doc can return
By QMI Agency


Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay had shoulder surgery on Wednesday but could return this season. (AFP)

The Philadelphia Phillies hope to have Roy Halladay back before the end of the season.

The veteran right-hander had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his right shoulder in Los Angeles and team doctor Michael Ciccotti is cautiously optimistic he will be back in the rotation this year.

"If all goes well, as we and all Phillies fans hope, then it is possible that he may be able to pitch this season," Ciccotti said. "But it will be depending upon how he feels and how confident and comfortable it is."

The Phillies are hopeful he can begin a throwing program in 6-8 weeks.

A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Halladay was 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season.


RAYS' PRICE LANDS ON DL

Lefty David Price has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps injury.

The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher left his Wednesday start in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox due to discomfort in his left triceps.

This will be the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner's first time on the DL in his career.

Price is off to a rough start this season, allowing seven or more hits six times in his first nine starts this year. He sports a 1-4 record with a 5.24 ERA.

ASTROS JOB FOR RYAN'S SON?

The son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is set to become the Houston Astros' next president.

Reid Ryan is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference in Houston, according to MLB.com.

The job became available Monday when George Postolos resigned.

Ryan, 41, is the current president and CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball, Inc., and runs the Triple-A Round Rock Express and the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, both based in Texas.

His famous father is currently the CEO of the Texas Rangers, and owns Ryan Sanders Baseball with businessman Don Sanders.

OWNERS UPDATED ON REPLAY

Joe Torre says almost everything is up for discussion concerning video replay -- except balls and strikes.

Torre, the MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, made a presentation to owners about expanded replay Thursday in New York.

"We presented to the owners just basically an update on what we're doing," Torre told MLB.com. "We were asked about if we feel (expanded) replay will be in place by 2014. We're hopeful. But, again, we're not going to send something out there just to meet a deadline, as opposed to trying to get the best possible way to do this.

"We're talking about a lot of things. Does this make sense? Does this have a possibility to add to what we want to do? We don't want to do a knee-jerk thing because people are demanding it. We want to do what we feel, from our experience, makes sense."

The replay update comes a week after a home run by Oakland Athletics' Adam Rosales against the Cleveland Indians was ruled a double following a video review. The call cost the A's of a game-tying run in the ninth inning, allowing the Indians to win the game 4-3.

 






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