An MRI exam performed on Tom Gordon's shoulder showed inflammation, but no structural damage.
Gordon is expected back by the end of the week. "The last couple of days, I actually felt a little better," Gordon said on Monday. "For a while, I tried to not pay it any mind, and just gone out there and tried to help the team in any way I can. Now, I think it's time to get this taken care of. We're just trying to strengthen it in every way and getting a better feel." Manager Charlie Manuel said that Arthur Rhodes and Ryan Madson would be his preferred choices to close while Gordon was out.