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RHP Michael Stutes has not yet be cleared to begin a throwing program. He has been on the disabled list since June 23 with right biceps tendinitis.

LHP Jeremy Horst (left elbow sprain) has started a throwing program at the Phillies' spring training facility in Clearwater, Fla., but there is not yet a timetable for when he can start a minor-league rehab assignment. He has been on the disabled list since June 16.

RHP Jonathan Pettibone notched his first win since May 14 as he allowed one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings with three walks and six strikeouts. He had a 6.39 ERA in six road starts prior to Tuesday. Conversely, Pettibone has a 2.55 ERA in seven starts at Citizens Bank Park but his record is 2-2 both at home and on the road.

1B Ryan Howard broke out of an 0-for-22 slump with an RBI single in the sixth inning in Tuesday night's 3-1 win at Pittsburgh. Howard had struck out 12 times during that slump. Howard added another single to finish 2-for-4.

RHP Carlos Zambrano, who is on the Triple-A Lehigh Valley roster, has been diagnosed with a lat muscle strain and will miss at least a month. Zambrano has 132 wins in 12 major-league seasons but received only minor-league contract offers after going 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 35 games, including 20 starts, with Miami last season.

RHP Kyle Kendrick, who suffered a mild concussion when he was hit in the helmet June 30 by a pitch from Dodgers RHP Stephen Fife, was cleared to resume physical activity Tuesday. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. If he gets through that without incident, he will start Friday night against Atlanta.

LHP John Lannan (1-2, 4.83) will start Wednesday night at Pittsburgh. He is 1-4 with a 4.53 ERA against the Pirates in nine career starts. Pittsburgh CF Andrew McCutchen is 7-for-16 (.438) against Lannan with one home run, four walks and three strikeouts while 1B Gaby Sanchez is 4-for-10 (.400) with two walks.

C Erik Kratz (torn medial meniscus in left knee) could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday when he is examined by team orthopedist Michael Ciccotti. Kratz has been running and catching bullpens at the Phillies' spring training facility in Clearwater, Fla. He has been out since June 9 and had surgery June 12.

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