By Kevin K
Updates thanks to Todd Zolecki
Lidge and Schneider
P Brad Lidge and C Brian Schneider continue their rehab process in Clearwater. Brad Lidge is scheduled to pitch in an extended Spring Training game on Tuesday .
Schneider is "progressing as tolerated".
Neither player has a set date for them playing in rehab games.
The Phillies could have their everyday lineup together for the first time Friday if center fielder Shane Victorino continues to progress. He went 0-for-4 Sunday in a rehab game with Class A Lakewood.
Victorino, who is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, will not play Monday, but is scheduled to play Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Double-A Reading.
The Phillies will evaluate him following Thursday's game. If he feels fine, he could be activated before Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Who goes down?
As mentioned, Victorino could come off the DL on Friday to play the Pirates. The big question has been who goes down to the minors when Victorino returns.
According to reports, RF Ben Francisco still has one option left and could be sent to Triple A. Other options could be Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. Do not expect Michael Martinez to go anywhere, being that he is a Rule 5 pick.
Another option could be putting the injured Ross Gload on the DL. Gload has not had much play off the bench and has been playing with an injured hip. He is hitting .306 on the season with 4 RBI. He said he does not think a trip to the disabled list would be beneficial, because the tear cannot heal in a few weeks. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel certainly hopes Gload can remain a late-inning weapon for him.