Laynce Nix, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf, will travel with the club on its upcoming road trip, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he's not sure when Nix will return. Amaro did say Nix's soreness and inflammation is starting to go away.
Amaro said Jim Thome played in a simulated game a couple days ago and is "swinging the bat pretty good." Thome is on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back.
"When he gets back, we may pretty soon be starting to get him into some rehab games," Amaro said. "He has not been taking ground balls yet though.
"It's reasonable to think Thome might be back for the upcoming Interleague Play games on the road where the veteran can be the designated hitter."
Philadelphia plays at Baltimore, Minnesota and Toronto from June 8-17.
Right-handers Michael Stutes, David Herndon and Justin De Fratus will be evaluated Tuesday by team physician Michael Ciccotti. Stutes (right shoulder inflammation), Herndon (right elbow inflammation) and De Fratus (sprained right elbow) are on the disabled list. It is possible Ciccotti could recommend the beginning of a throwing program for one or more of them based on Tuesday's visit.