Park likely to make next start for Phils

Park likely to make next start for Phils

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Chan Ho Park still has a job in the rotation.

"Yeah, more than likely, he's going to make his next start," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Saturday.

Manuel was noncommittal about Park's future in the rotation Friday after he allowed seven runs in just 4 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Park is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts. He has pitched more than five innings just once.

But with left-hander Cole Hamels' status uncertain Tuesday in St. Louis, the Phillies might need to have Park pitch out of necessity. Left-hander J.A. Happ, who would be a likely replacement for Park in the rotation, could start in Hamels' place Tuesday.

"We've got to get every one of our starters going," Phils general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We haven't been very consistent. We're assessing everybody's start every day. As far as Park is concerned, we'll see. We haven't made any decisions on him one way or another. We're still assessing his progress and what's best suited for our club."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.