Oswalt still expected to start Tuesday

Roy Oswalt is expected to make his return to the Phillies on Tuesday against St. Louis. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

ATLANTA -- Despite a not-so-stellar minor-league outing Thursday in Clearwater, Fla., Rich Dubee said Roy Oswalt is still expected to start Tuesday in St. Louis. He will throw another bullpen in Clearwater on Sunday and then meet the team in St. Louis.

Dubee said he was not concerned with the decreased velocity in Oswalt's fastball against single-A hitters.

"Sometimes it’s hard to get the juices flowing in an A-ball game," Dubee said. "I’ve seen that a lot of times. He said he felt OK."


Chase Utley will play again for the Threshers. He'll bat third and play second, likely for more than the five innings he did Thursday. It's possible this is Utley's last game in single A because the Threshers go on the road for the weekend. Both triple-A Lehigh Valley and double-A Reading are home this weekend.


The Phillies will wear throwback uniforms for two days in a row. On Saturday, it's gray Philadelphia Stars uniforms with navy blue caps to honor the Negro League team. Sunday's uniform is from 1974, the powder blue road uniforms with the maroon hats.


Former Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz has found a new, nearby home. He signed with the independent Camden Riversharks on Friday, according to the Hunterdon County Democrat. He was released by Kansas City before opening day.

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