And there ya have it folks, Brad Lidge is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and could miss the regular-season opener.The 31-year-old right-hander was expected to return to the (215) on Sunday for surgery Monday that would sideline him for three to six weeks. The Phillies open the season at home March 31 against Washington.
Charlie Manager said setup man “Flash” Gordon would close if Lidge isn’t ready for Opening Day.
“Ideally, if everything went right I wouldn’t miss any of the season because that would be four weeks,” Lidge said. “But that will be based on how it feels.”