Monday, February 25, 2008

Lidge has surgery

Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday to repair a torn meniscus.

Lidge is expected to be sidelined for three to six weeks, and remains optimistic that he'll be ready for Opening Day, according to the team's Web site.

The 31-year-old reliever caught a spike on the mound Saturday while throwing batting practice at spring training, injuring the right knee he had surgically repaired earlier this offseason.

Lidge was acquired from Houston this past November after going 5-3 with 19 saves and a 3.36 earned run average in 66 games with the Astros last season.

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