Padilla to remain on disabled list

Posted: June 22, 2004

Vicente Padilla will remain on the disabled list after Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti examined the righthander yesterday and discovered triceps tendinitis and elbow inflammation in his pitching arm.

Padilla will undergo an MRI today and a bone scan tomorrow. He has been on the disabled list since May 30 because of biceps tendinitis. The Phillies believed that condition was resolved when Padilla made a rehab start Sunday at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Padilla was removed from that start in the second inning after throwing just 33 pitches. In one official inning, he gave up two earned runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout.

If Padilla had successfully completed the assignment, he was to have returned to the Phillies' rotation Friday at Boston.

Meanwhile, lefthander Randy Wolf allowed one run on five hits in four innings of a rehab start with the Double A Reading Phillies against visiting Harrisburg last night.

Wolf, sidelined since June 3 with left elbow tendinitis, threw 51 pitches (36 strikes), struck out four and walked none.

Wolf was making his first appearance in Reading since 1998, when he pitched in four games.

Expectations were that Wolf would return to the Phillies' rotation Sunday at Fenway Park against the Red Sox.

Thome player of week

Phillies first baseman Jim Thome, who led the National League with five home runs, including career homer No. 400, has been named NL Player of the Week for June 14-20.

Thome also led the NL with a 1.174 slugging percentage and 27 total bases and tied for the lead with 10 RBI. He hit .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles in seven games. He scored eight runs and had a .500 on-base percentage for the week. *

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