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Phillies' Hernandez to undergo season-ending surgery on thumb

Cesar Hernandez will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. The Phillies' second baseman is expected to be healthy in time for spring training in February.

The need for surgery stems from Hernandez's awkward fall Sunday after a collision with Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning of the win against the Chicago Cubs. It resulted in a dislocation of Hernandez's thumb, and a doctor's visit Monday revealed the ligament damage.

Estimated recovery time is about three months, which would put Hernandez's potential participation in winter ball in doubt.

Hernandez, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list, hit .272...

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