Pettibone's season likely over

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Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Late Thursday night Phillies righthander Jonathan Pettibone said he was going to be shut down for an indefinite period with inflammation in his right shoulder.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said before tonight’s game with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park that Pettibone isn’t likely to pitch this season.

“He has some inflammation in his rotator cuff and they want to shut him down for about 3-6 weeks from throwing which would make his season basically over,” Amaro said.

Pettibone has been on the disabled list since Aug. 2 with a right shoulder strain. He has made two rehab starts, the most recent on Tuesday for Lehigh Valley.

Amaro said Pettibone will have a second opinion from Dr. Neal El Attrache probably next week.

“We will shut him down and don’t think there will be any procedures that will be necessary or anything like that,” Amaro said. “We just want to be real cautious with him.”

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