Roy Halladay had surgery

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And — altogether now! — it was successful:

Roy Halladay underwent successful arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday and could begin a throwing program in six to eight weeks, the Phillies announced Thursday.

Well-known orthopedist, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, performed the surgery on Halladay. According to team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti, Halladay could begin a throwing program in July.

If he’s throwing in July I suppose it’s theoretically possible he’s pitching this season. Guess it depends on whether the Braves and Nats continue their contest as to who wants to win the division least. So far it’s deadlocked, which is keeping the Phillies in it.

Tim Beckham to miss six to seven weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery

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Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the next six to seven weeks.

Beckham, 28, was originally diagnosed with a strained left groin. He sustained the injury during spring training and reaggravated it on Monday against the Indians.

Beckham was off to a slow start, batting .179/.247/.262 in 93 plate appearances. Danny Valencia and Jace Peterson should handle the hot corner while Beckham is out.