Romero hopes to return before end of season; Werth honored

Relievers J.C. Romero and Clay Condrey both threw successful 35-pitch bullpen sessions at the Phillies’ Brighthouse Networks Field on Monday morning.

Romero, sidelined with a strained left forearm, said he is looking to rejoin the Phillies before the end of the season.

Of his session, Romero said: “I’m OK with it. I am a work in progress.”

Suspened for the first 50 games this season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Romero has made a rehab appearence for Class A Clearwater against Dunedin on Aug. 7. The appearence lasted just 10 pitches. He returned to Philadelphia and was re-examined.

“It was tight so I shut it down,” said Romero who could have come off the 15-day DL on Aug. 4.

This is Condrey’s second stint on the DL for a left oblique strain; first on June 19 and this time July 25.

“I’m taking it a bit easier this time,” he said.

Condrey said that he will throw another session on Thursday, while Romero wasn’t sure when he would throw off a mound next.

Condrey is 6-2 with a 3.41 era over 36-games while Romero is 0-0 with a 2.87 in 20 games this season.

Also, Phillies rightfielder Jayson Werth was named the National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career

In six games, Werth hit .440 (11-for-25), led the NL with a 1.160 slugging percentage and tied for the N.L.’s top mark with nine RBI while also collecting seven runs scored, three doubles and a .481 on-base percentage. He also had five multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games.