MRI exam for Romero

Phillies lefthanded reliever J.C. Romero has returned to Philadelphia and will have an MRI exam Monday on his strained left forearm.

Romero, on the DL since July 23, never got through his scheduled inning Friday night during a rehab appearance at Class A Clearwater when the rains hit. He threw just 10 pitches, walking one and striking out one.

Romero appeared to pull himself out of the game after throwing a strike to the third hitter he faced just before the umpires suspended play. He was not available for comment.

Clay Condrey and Brett Myers are both continuing their rehab work in Clearwater.

Chad Durbin, who pitched two innings for Clearwater on Friday, is scheduled to pitch Monday for Triple A Lehigh Valley in what could be his final rehab appearance.

Durbin allowed two hits while striking out two. He threw 21 pitches, 16 for strikes.

Because of the forecasted rain, Durbin started the game instead of came in as a reliever, which is what the plan called for. He presumably will work in relief for Lehigh Valley.