Phillies Notes: Burnett to have test for injured groin on Monday

Posted: April 14, 2014

 Ryne Sandberg said Phillies righthander A.J. Burnett, who left Friday night's game after 41/3 innings with soreness in his groin, will be tested on Monday.

The manager did not specify the type of test. When asked before Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins how Burnett felt the day after the injury, Sandberg said: "Similar to last night."  

Burnett threw 106 pitches and said the discomfort was off and on but was more constant in the fifth inning.

Sandberg said that long reliever Jeff Manship and triple-A starter David Buchanan would be candidates to replace Burnett if he had to be placed on the disabled list.

Buchanan, who is not on the 40-man roster, is slated to start Sunday for Lehigh Valley.

Hamels update

Cole Hamels, recovering from biceps tendinitis, allowed one run and six hits in six innings while making a rehab start for Clearwater at Lakeland on Saturday. Hamels threw 67 pitches, 48 for strikes.

This was expected to be his next-to-last rehab start. If that is the case, Hamels could join the Phillies April 22 in Los Angeles.

Revere still out

Tony Gwynn Jr. started in center field for the second straight night in place of Ben Revere, who has a sore rib. Revere pinch-hit and grounded out Friday night in a 6-3 win over the Marlins.

"Ben is still a little tender, so we will give him another day to see how he feels," Sandberg said.

Lincoln sent down

To make room on the 25-man roster for Jonathan Pettibone, Saturday's starter, the Phillies outrighted reliever Brad Lincoln to Lehigh Valley.

In two games for the Phillies covering 21/3 innings, Lincoln gave up three earned runs.

Sandberg said Lincoln is going down to Lehigh Valley with instructions to work on a two-seam fastball to complement his four-seamer.

A breather for Diekman

Lefthander Jake Diekman, who appeared in seven of the first 10 games, including three in a row, said before the game he would be ready for action. "I feel I can pitch," Diekman said.

Sandberg said he would give Diekman the night off.

Diekman had pitched 22/3 innings the previous three games but threw just 33 pitches, 24 for strikes.

Reliever B.J. Rosenberg, who wasn't available Friday because of neck tightness, entered Saturday's game in the 10th inning.

Adams stint

Phillies reliever Mike Adams allowed one run on two hits in one inning for Lehigh Valley on Saturday against visiting Rochester. Recovering from right shoulder surgery, he threw 21 pitches, 14 for strikes.

First pitch

Former Phils reliever Rheal Cormier, who had the first win at Citizens Bank Park, threw out the first ball. Saturday was the 10th anniversary of the first major-league game played there.

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