Phillies' Reliever Stutes Ready to Compete After Surgery

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Phillies' Reliever Stutes Ready to Compete After Surgery
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It was the same thing day after day. Mike Stutes would rehab for hours, then he’d turn on the television and watch the Phillies play without him. It wasn’t easy. It was the opposite of easy, actually. It wore on him. “That’s something you wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Stutes said on Wednesday in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. “It’s pretty frustrating sitting down here the whole summer and just watching the games every night on TV. After a while, it gets pretty tough. You want to be out there and you’re not able to be. It gets to you.”

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