"I don't think Ryne should feel that he should shoulder all the blame," Amaro said. "We win and lose as a team. I also take responsibility for the things that are happening on the field."
"The one benefit from our angle is at least he's giving himself a chance to pitch for us again this year by taking this route," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "Clearly had Cliff elected to have surgery, we would have lost him for the year. So this may give him the chance, albeit it's not the greatest odds I guess, it still gives us the opportunity to have him on the field for us at some point this year."