CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies expect right-hander Jerad Eickhoff to be in their five-man rotation come Opening Day.
But Eickhoff experienced a setback recently with a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb. The Phillies said it should not affect his ability to start the season, although manager Pete Mackanin said Eickhoff has not yet thrown a bullpen session.
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