SAN DIEGO - Carlos Zambrano's tour of the International League will continue until at least Friday, when he will make yet another start for triple-A Lehigh Valley, and there are zero guarantees beyond that.
The Phillies must make a decision on the veteran pitcher after that start. If he is not promoted to the majors by July 1, he can ask for his release. There are no indications his return to the majors will come in Philadelphia.
"This last start wasn't as good as the one prior," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's been inconsistent. We'll see."