Myers diagnosed with Grade 1 strain; Phils hopeful he will return

A quick update on some things:

1) Brett Myers was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right latissimus dorsi (lat) muscle. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, and the Phillies are hopeful he will be able to return to competition at some point after that.

2) Three positive reports today for three key relievers: Lefthander Scott Eyre threw a bullpen session and feels he is ready to return to action. Pitching coach Rich Dubee and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. both said the veteran was close to being ready to return. Lefthander J.C. Romero threw a 50-pitch bullpen session in Clearwater and could face hitters in the instructional league as soon as Thursday. Also, Chan Ho Park continues to progress faster than expected and could be ready to pitch sometime next week.

3) The Phillies beat the Marlins 9-3 in the first game of the doubleheader, lowering their magic number to five. Joe Blanton pitched seven scoreless innings.