Saturday, May 28, 2011
Posted: 7:26 p.m.
Brad Lidge took another step in rehabilitating from his torn right rotator cuff on Saturday.
The Phillies reliever pitched one scoreless inning in an extended spring-training game in Clearwater, Fla. He gave up one hit, struck out one batter and threw 24 pitches. He is expected to make a similar appearance on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old pitcher has been on the disabled list all season and is expected to make a couple of extended spring-training appearances before starting a minor-league rehab stint.
Even when Lidge returns, he likely won't be the big club's closer. That job seems to be owned by Ryan Madson, who has flourished with the absence of Lidge and Jose Contreras.
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