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Facing two surgeries, Contreras not yet done

Facing two surgeries, Contreras not yet done

Facing two surgeries, Contreras not yet done
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.

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"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."

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