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."