BALTIMORE -- Phillies right-hander Jose Contreras surprised fellow Cuban and White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez on Friday in Chicago, presenting him a replacement gold medal from the 2004 Olympics.
Ramirez lost the medal some time ago.
After the presentation, Contreras, who is on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, talked about surgery and a possible comeback.
"I'm going to have two surgeries," he said. "Tommy John and repairing the flexor. But other than the elbow, I feel really good. Baseball has been my life for 23 years, and it is what I do. I'm going to fight to come back, whether it's next year, I'm going to fight to come back. It's part of my life, and I want to keep doing it."