Just five weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Phillies closer Brad Lidge, above, had surgery Wednesday to remove loose bodies from his right knee. Lidge spent time on the disabled list last year with a sprained right knee.
The surgery was Lidge's second of the off-season. In November, the right-hander had surgery on the elbow of his throwing arm.
The Phillies say Lidge could miss the start of the season, which is April 5 in Washington.