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.
"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."