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Adams opts against surgery for now

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LOS ANGELES -- Phillies right-hander Mike Adams will try to rehab his injured right shoulder rather than have surgery, although it remains unlikely he pitches again this season.

The Phillies said Adams, who has multiple tears in his shoulder, will begin PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection therapy Friday. Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache will administer the injections.

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LOS ANGELES -- Phillies right-hander Mike Adams will try to rehab his injured right shoulder rather than have surgery, although it remains unlikely he pitches again this season.

The Phillies said Adams, who has multiple tears in his shoulder, will begin PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection therapy Friday. Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache will administer the injections.

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"We'll know more about what he's going to do and the prognosis after that once he does the injection," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's going to be down for a significant amount of time. I just don't know how long."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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