Hellickson, Morgan on track for scheduled starts

Hellickson, Morgan on track for scheduled starts

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson remains on schedule to start Saturday against the Cardinals.

Hellickson's scheduled start got pushed back three days because of soreness in his back, which he first experienced last week in a start against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Hellickson is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

"We will find out for sure tomorrow," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday. "He's on track to pitch on the 20th. We'll see how he feels during his bullpen, after his bullpen."

Left-hander Adam Morgan left Sunday's game because of a bruised left forearm. He is scheduled to start Friday.

"Everything is negative," Mackanin said about Morgan's X-rays. "So it looks like he's going to be on track also. Unless I hear otherwise, he's still here."

Morgan leaves the game

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.