Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Brad Lidge appears to be on track to come off the DL on Tuesday.
"He's got the natural soreness that he should have after throwing, but I don't think it's anything to be alarmed about," Manuel said after Lidge tossed a 42-pitch session Thursday. He's scheduled to throw a minor league rehab assignment today.
An MRI revealed reliever Manny Corpas has bone chips in his elbow, which will likely lead to a stint on the DL.
Matt Daley or Alan Embree could slide into the setup role with Corpas sidelined. The Rockies and Corpas were surprised by the news, as Corpas had thrown the ball well recently.
Jonathan Papelbon followed up his comments about being willing to sign with the Yankees with some additional comments that should placate fans in Boston.
"I don't want to go (expletive) play for the Yankees," he said. "I've been on a team for the past five years that's been in first place more than any other (expletive) team otherwise. Why would I want to leave?" Papelbon had previously left open the possibility of playing in the Bronx when his contract was up, basically saying (if you read the quote) that he could end up anywhere depending on who busted out their wallets.