Romero to have surgery Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies left-handed reliever J.C. Romero will have surgery Wednesday to repair the flexor tendon in his left forearm and needs five to six months to recover.

Romero went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 21 games for the NL East champions. He earned two wins in Philadelphia's World Series victory over Tampa Bay last year.

He served a 50-game suspension this season for testing positive for a banned substance. He was suspended after testing positive for androstenedione, a substance that Mark McGwire used in the 1990s that was later banned by baseball.

The Phillies host the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in the opener of their best-of-five division series.