Ibanez Delayed Again
Raul Ibanez had been scheduled to begin a rehab assignment yesterday with Double-A Reading.
That got pushed back to today.
And that got pushed back to tomorrow.
The Phillies have said Ibanez has suffered no setbacks, but whatever the reason, there is little chance he could be back in the Phillies lineup before the end of the weekend against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Ibanez probably needs at least 10 to 12 at-bats in the Minors before he feels comfortable enough to rejoin the Phillies.
So if Ibanez’s workout today goes well, he could play tomorrow in Reading. We’ll see.
Brett Myers had a follow-up exam with Bryan Kelly, the surgeon who performed his hip surgery. Myers can begin a throwing program in two weeks, although his return this season remains a long shot.