A few injury updates: Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left posterior shoulder strain. LHP Sergio Escalona, who is racking up enough frequent flyer miles for a nice offseason vacation, has once again been recalled from Lehigh Valley.
Scott Eyre, whose absence has demonstrated how important he is to the bullpen, will begin a rehab assignment tomorrow for the Gulf Coast Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.
Raul Ibanez was limping around the clubhouse during the weekend series in Toronto, and said that while he hoped to return from the DL Friday, he was not sure if that would be possible. An on-time return seems unlikely.