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Brad Lidge gets a cortisone injection; will miss Opening Day

Mar 31, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that Brad Lidge has and inflamed elbow, which required a
cortisone injection yesterday. Lidge has been slow getting going this spring due to recovery from elbow surgery, but he had been expected to make Opening Day. Now that’s off the table and it will be the second week of the season before he’ll see action. At the earliest.

Given his performance last year it’s hard to say if having Lidge out longer than expected is a good thing or a bad thing for the Phillies . . .

  1. madhatters - Mar 31, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    the front page of your site looks like an all NL East Edition
    The Phil’s bullpen is the only question. Can Lidge come back at all close to his ’08 performance? if not can Madson get anyone out in the closing role? I guess they made it through last year with a pretty crappy pen, so I guess they can do it again.
    I think The lack of Chan Ho Park will be a bigger difference maker than Lidge’s injury

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