Blanton slated for Class A Lakewood on Friday

Blanton slated for Class A Lakewood on Friday

CINCINNATI -- Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Class A Lakewood.

Blanton has been on the disabled list since May 16 because of inflammation in his right elbow. He will pitch one inning for the BlueClaws. If Friday's appearance goes well, he is scheduled to pitch again Monday.

Blanton is ticketed for the Phillies' bullpen if he continues to feel healthy and throw well.