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Phillies Closer Lidge Out 3-6 Weeks With Shoulder Woe

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Phillies closer Brad Lidge is expected to miss three to six weeks while recovering from shoulder trouble.
Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that the right-handed reliever will not need surgery to fix the problem.


The NL East champions open the season at home Friday against Houston. Minus Lidge, the Phillies could use Ryan Madson or Jose Contreras as their closer.


The Phillies enter the season with a strong rotation, but injuries are already taking a toll. All-Star second baseman Chase Utley, third baseman Placido Polanco and right fielder Domonic Brown all were banged up during spring training.

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