Philadelphia Phillies begin offseason surgeries


Sep 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Ben Revere (2) stretches prior to a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After a long and full season, several members of the Philadelphia Phillies have begun their recoveries for the 2015 season as a couple have already underwent minor surgeries.

The Phillies’ official website announced centerfielder Ben Revere had two screws removed from his right ankle that will require him to wear a boot for a couple weeks.  Revere, who stole 49 bases this season, is expected to be back to normal health by Spring Training.

Catcher Carlos Ruiz also went under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. Ruiz’s surgery was performed by the team’s doctor, Michael Ciccotti. His rehab process is expected to start right away and he is not expected to have any problems being ready for Spring Training.

A couple of Ruiz’s battery mates are also on the road to recovery. A.J. Burnett will require hernia surgery while Cliff Lee underwent an MRI Friday. Lee’s MRI showed his left flexor tendon is much better and he should be ready for Spring Training assuming his throwing program that will start in November goes well.