PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies closer Brad Lidge is battling more than a right rotator cuff strain in his rehab stint at Clearwater, Fla.
After completing a bullpen session on Monday morning, Lidge experienced pain in his right elbow -- discomfort that usually flares up each spring, according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Lidge will fly back to Philadelphia and meet with team physician Michael Ciccotti on Tuesday.
Already rehabbing his shoulder, Lidge could see his elbow pain further delay his return to the active roster.
"Rather than mess with it, [we'll] just get him back and see Dr. Ciccotti and see if there's anything more serious than just elbow soreness," Amaro said. "If it's something more serious than just a normal soreness, then yeah, it could be a setback."