The Phillies released a series of updates from the postseason MASH unit, including news that Ryan Howard has started putting weight on his damaged left foot. [Official release]
To summarize the release, Howard has begun a rehabilitation program for the torn Achilles suffered on the season's final play. Placido Polanco and Hunter Pence are rehabbing from sports hernia procedures in Miami and Philadelphia, respectively. Cole Hamels, meanwhile, is "cleared to progress back to his off-season program" following hernia surgery; Hamels also had surgery to remove loose bodies in his elbow. Both procedures were considered minor. Jose Contreras is on track to start throwing in January, according to the report.
The biggest surprise is that pending free agent Ross Gload will rehab his hip and won't have an arthroscopic procedure on the torn labrum in his hip. He will instead rehab in the offseason. Jim Salisbury reported that Gload decided against surgery because it would be too risky. See Sully's latest off-season report here.