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Phillies | John Lannan close to rehab assignment

Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) faced hitters during a simulated game Wednesday, May 29, and will pitch in extended spring training once more before going on a minor league rehab assignment June 6. SP Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings with Single-A Clearwater Tuesday, May 28, will need at least three more starts before being considered for the major league roster. The team has been lukewarm on the reports of Zambrano. He can request his release by July 1 if he's not on the major league roster.

Fantasy Tip: Tyler Cloyd has struggled of late, so Lannan and Zambrano are knocking at the door if those struggles continue. Lannan is the more realistic option once he's healthy, but neither he nor Zambrano will be key pieces for mixed league rosters.

2013-05-29 15:28:09 | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

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