READING - It's not his decision to make, but the Phillies' John Lannan believes he's ready to return to the big leagues.
The 28-year-old lefthander, who was placed on the disabled list in mid-April with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee, made his second rehab start Wednesday night. Lannan allowed two runs over seven innings for the double-A Reading Fightin Phils in a 6-0 loss to the visiting Bowie Baysox at FirstEnergy Stadium.
"Every day you just look for something that got better from the day before," said Lannan, who threw four innings for single-A Clearwater on Friday. "I just pounded the strike zone and felt much better than the last time out."