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Injury roundup: Ruiz rehab begins Wednesday

And now your daily Phillies injury report:

Injury roundup: Ruiz rehab begins Wednesday

And now your daily Phillies injury report:

Catcher Carlos Ruiz met with concussion specialist Michael Collins in Pittsburgh and was cleared to begin a rehab assignment for triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Ruiz, who has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a concussion after being hit by a broken bat, will play between seven and nine innings for the IronPigs.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it's still possible Ruiz could return before the All-Star break.

Third baseman Placido Polanco (left triceps tendinitis) can resume baseball activities on Saturday. The hope, Amaro said, is to have Polanco back in about two weeks from now.

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Righthander Ryan Madson (broken right toe) will pitch again Tuesday night for Lehigh Valley, his second of back-to-back games. Madson will be evaluated by Phillies doctors on Wednesday and could be activated then.

Lefthander Antonio Bastardo (left elbow inflammation) will begin a rehab assignment for single-A Clearwater on Saturday. So will righthander Chad Durbin (right hamstring strain). That means both of them are likely to not return until after the break.

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