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Sore Blanton remains in line to start Saturday

Sore Blanton remains in line to start Saturday

Sore Blanton remains in line to start Saturday
MIAMI -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said right-hander Joe Blanton felt some soreness in his right elbow Monday, when he pitched five innings in his return from the disabled list.

Manuel could not say if Blanton, who was on the DL with a medial impingement in the elbow, is in danger of missing Saturday's start in Atlanta. The Phillies should have a better idea Wednesday, when Blanton throws in the bullpen.

"As far as I know, he's fine," Manuel said. "My understanding is he doesn't feel 100 percent yet."

"I don't have any reason not to be [optimistic he will start Saturday]," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "I haven't seen him throw yet."

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