After that, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt are scheduled, but a decision will be needed on Saturday's starter in Seattle. Dubee did not say the team would use a spot starter for certain. If not, that would force Hamels to pitch a game in June on short rest, and that goes against just about every measure Dubee has taken to protect his starting staff this season.
Worley would be able to slide into the rotation, and by then, he'll have made three starts for triple-A Lehigh Valley since his demotion May 30. Since then, Worley has not allowed a run in 13 innings and has struck out 15.
Adding a pitcher like Worley for the spot start would be feasible. David Herndon, who is on the Allentown express, could be optioned to free up the roster spot.
The Marlins have not publicly decided on their second starter for Wednesday. Anibal Sanchez will pitch in one of the games, and the choice is reportedly down to three righthanders: Chris Sampson, Elih Villanueva, or Tom Koehler. Villanueva and Koehler have never appeared in the majors. Sampson has not started a major-league game since 2008.
Draft picks sign
The Phillies have signed 13 of their 51 first-year-player draft picks, including second-rounder Harold Martinez, a third baseman from the University of Miami, and 29th-rounder Paul Cusick, a righthanded pitcher from Penn and the Salesianum School in Wilmington.
Martinez was the Phillies' third pick (No. 90 overall), and will likely start his professional career in single-A Williamsport later this month.
The other draft selections who have signed: catcher Logan Moore (ninth round), righthander Yacksel Rios (12th), third baseman Trey Ford (14th), catcher John Hill (19th), outfielder Peter Lavin (20th), outfielder Matthew Holland (22d), righthander Cody Fick (23d), righthander Ryan Duke (25th), righthander Ian Durham (28th), righthander Greg Herbst (32d), and outfielder Brock Stassi (33d).
Gordon can leave
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed a Newsday report that righthander Brian Gordon can opt out of his minor-league deal with the team this Wednesday on the condition he is added to the major-league roster of one of the other 29 big-league teams.
Gordon, 32, is 5-0 with a league-low 1.14 ERA at triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.
Aramis Ramirez hit his sixth career home run off Oswalt in the first inning, the most Oswalt has allowed to any player. . . . Monday is an off day, but the entire team and front office will be at Citizens Bank Park with nearly 7,000 fans expected to attend the 27th annual Phillies Phestival held to benefit The ALS Association. The event is sold out.