Feliz, Utley nearing return

The news continues to be positive on all fronts as far as Phillies injuries go. In fact, third baseman Pedro Feliz is expected to play in an intrasquad game on Wednesday, along with pitchers Chad Durbin and Brad Lidge. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Feliz will practice sliding today, the last hurdle before he gets into a game, and if he comes out of it alright, he will be in the line-up for that game on Wednesday. A return to Grapefruit League action would soon follow.

Chase Utley isn't expected to play in the intrasquad game, but shouldn't be too far behind Feliz.

"Over next few days if things go well, hopefully we can get him in some games," Amaro said.

Chris Coste, who has played in just one game while battling a sore hamstring, should also make an appearance in the intrasquad game.

Today's Grapefruit League brouhaha against the Reds is kicking off here shortly.

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