Hunter Pence, Placido Polanco have sports hernia surgeries

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Hunter Pence announced via Twitter that his sports hernia surgery this morning “went well” and he’s “feeling good.”

Or at least everyone is assuming it was sports hernia surgery, because as David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News points out the Phillies didn’t make an official announcement yet after saying last week that Pence would have an MRI exam.

Placido Polanco also underwent sports hernia surgery. Double hernia surgery, in fact. But like Pence he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy for spring training.

Pence is under the Phillies’ control in 2012 via the arbitration process while Polanco is signed for $6.25 million.