Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:27:30 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed SP John Lannan (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 16, and recalled RP B.J. Rosenberg from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:18:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) saw a doctor at the Rothman Institute on Thursday, Aug. 15, according to a statement from general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. The pitcher is scheduled for another MRI on Friday, Aug. 16. "It appears that he has similar symptoms to those he experienced earlier this season with tendinitis of the patellar tendon," said Amaro, who added that Lannan is likely headed back to the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: This has been a miserable campaign for the left-hander, who's not even really replacement-level anyway. It's not clear who would replace him, since Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) hasn't begun a rehab stint yet, but that pitcher probably won't be fantasy worthy. Lannan's season may be over.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:48:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) left his start Wednesday, Aug. 14, against the Atlanta Braves early due to a left knee injury.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:13:31 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies officially activated SP John Lannan (knee) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 17.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:14:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) is scheduled to be the starting pitcher Monday, June 17.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:46:17 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) will begin his rehab assignment by starting for Single-A Clearwater Thursday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Lannan will probably need a handful of starts in the minors before he's deemed ready to join the major league club. Once he's ready, he could replace either Tyler Cloyd or Jonathan Pettibone in the starting rotation.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:48:44 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) is likely to need more than the original eight weeks prescribed back on April 18 for his recovery. It's unknown if he'll head to extended spring training or on an official rehab assignment Thursday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Lannan will be an option to replace either Tyler Cloyd or Jonathan Pettibone in the starting rotation once he's healthy. Lannan hasn't had tremendous success in the majors ever, though, making him a less-than-intriguing option in mixed leagues.
Wed, 29 May 2013 15:28:09 -0700
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.
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:48:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 18, and did not report any problems. He is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Monday, May 20.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:46:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano will pitch two innings at extended spring training Saturday, May 18, and pitch every five days thereafter. SP John Lannan (knee) will throw a bullpen session early next week and is "closer, but he's not close" to coming back.
Fantasy Tip: Both Zambrano and Lannan could become options to take Roy Halladay's (shoulder) spot in the rotation with him out indefinitely. Both hurlers are dart throws in NL-only leagues if you're desperate.