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Halladay's third 'pen session goes well

Halladay's third 'pen session goes well

Halladay's third 'pen session goes well
PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay threw his third bullpen session on Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said it went well.

Halladay, who is recovering from a strained right latissimus dorsi, is scheduled to throw his fourth bullpen session on Monday in Clearwater, Fla. He could begin a rehab assignment shortly after that, and could rejoin the Phillies' rotation as early as the July 16-18 series against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Dubee noticed a lack of velocity through the strike zone with Halladay's pitches before he went on the disabled list. Dubee said he has seen improvement, not only in the bullpen sessions, but earlier when Halladay was long tossing.

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"It seems like he's got the lateness he used to have," Dubee said. "We'll see. We'll see what batters look like eventually."

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