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J-Roll's return nearing after rehab game

J-Roll's return nearing after rehab game

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will play in a rehab game in Clearwater, Fla., again on Saturday -- his fourth, and most likely last, before being activated from the 15-day disabled list next week.

Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Rollins made it through nine innings on Friday for Class A Clearwater healthy but will play there again tonight and be reevaluated.

"Everything went well last night, and depending on how things go tonight, he'll be evaluated," Proefrock said. "We'll see where we go from there. We're optimistic he will be available for us sometime next week."

Rollins went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Friday. He has been out since May 22 with a strained right calf.

Injured reliever Ryan Madson also made progress Friday.

Madson felt good in his first bullpen session since breaking his right big toe on April 28 and having surgery on it in early May.

Madson threw 26 pitches and said everything felt fine. He will throw again on Sunday but does not know any plans for him beyond that.

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