Feliz to Play Wednesday?
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies will scrimmage at the Carpenter Complex on Wednesday afternoon, and a few players who have not been on the field should be there:
- Pedro Feliz, who is recovering from lower back surgery.
- Brad Lidge, who has had some tightness in his right forearm.
- Chris Coste, who has had tightness in his right hamstring.
- Chad Durbin, who had tightness in his right hamstring.
Amaro said Feliz has to pass one final test before he can play Wednesday: sliding. But he passes that test and plays Wednesday, obviously that is a sign that he is making progress toward being ready to play Opening Day.
Chase Utley is not expected to play Wednesday.
“Over the next few days, if things go well, hopefully we’ll get him into some games,” Amaro said of Utley.
The Phillies reassigned the following players to minor-league camp: righthander Yorman Bazardo; infielders Ozzie Chavez, Anthony Hewitt and Terry Tiffee; and outfielders Jeremy Slayden and Chris Walker.