Surgery for Ruiz, Revere among Phils' injury updates

Surgery for Ruiz, Revere among Phils' injury updates

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced four injury updates Wednesday:

• Catcher Carlos Ruiz on Monday had minor arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. Team physician Michael Ciccotti performed the surgery. Ruiz will begin his rehab immediately and will return to Philadelphia in one month for a follow-up exam. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Ben Revere on Tuesday had surgery at the Rothman Institute to remove screws from his right ankle. Physician Steven Raikin performed the surgery. Revere will be in a walking boot for approximately two weeks and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Cliff Lee on Friday had an MRI on his left elbow at the Rothman Institute. The team said the MRI showed positive results, as his flexor tendon is healing well. Lee will begin a full throwing program in November and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

• The Phillies are in the process of scheduling hernia surgery for right-hander A.J. Burnett. The club will have more information once the surgery has been scheduled.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.