Ryan Howard has a date in mind for his return: Monday's series opener against the Houston Astros.
"There's still a little bit of soreness," Howard said. "I actually felt good running today."
Howard has been testing his sprained left ankle at the plate and in the field. On Wednesday, he did some sharp cuts on the ankle and felt decent. He's also been dealing with the task of becoming used to his ankle heavily taped.
He will likely go on a rehab assignment this weeekend.