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04/24/2012 1:49 PM EST

Phillies Statement Regarding Medical Updates for Howard, Pence

"After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing.  We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal.  We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter. 

Additionally, Hunter Pence will undergo a precautionary MRI on his left shoulder (non-throwing) here in Phoenix.  We hope to have the results later this afternoon."

Ruben Amaro Jr., Senior Vice President & General Manager

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