CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Righthander Clay Condrey could make a rehab start as early as Sunday and Greg Dobbs is looking to resume baseball activities as soon as this week.
Condrey (strained oblique muscle) threw long toss Saturday morning in preparation for a rehab appearence.
"I'm possibly pitching one inning tomorrow (Sunday) if the Gulf Coast League team plays its suspenned game," said Condrey, "If not I will pitch one inning on Monday in the GCL."
The GCL Phillies need to win Saturday's game to stay in the hunt for the league's Northern Division Crown.
As to being anxious to get back in a game Condrey has a more straightforward goal, "I'm anxious to get out of here."
On the 15-day disabled list with a strained calf since Aug. 23, two days after leaving a game against the Mets, Dobbs feels he is on the right track.
"I've felt I have made improvements already in the three days I have been here," said Dobbs, "It's one of those frustrating things you go through as a player when you get injuried."
As to the stepping up the workout schedule Dobbs said, "We'll probably start pushing it tomorrow or the next day with Tuesday or Wednesday being the days I can resume some baseball activities."
Dobbs already has a target day in mind when he will rejoin the Phillies.
"I'm elligibe to come off the DL on Sept. 5 if I wrote the numbers down right," Dobbs said Saturday. "In talking will all the staff here and what we went over it yesterday, hopefully that is all it's going to take."
Condrey is 6-2 with a 3.41 era this season while Dobbs is hitting .257 with five homers and 18 RBI.
Also rehabing in Clearwater is prospect Michael Taylor (right strained oblique).
"I hope I am playing in a game next week," said Taylor, "I took BP yesterday."
Taylor made the jump from Class A Clearwater in 2008 to Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season after being the Phillies' fifth-round pick in the June 2007draft.
He is hitting .282 with five homers and 19 RBI at Triple A.