Second baseman Chase Utley (left knee injury) served as the designated hitter for Class A Clearwater on Wednesday, going 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
Ryan Howard (left Achilles surgery) participated in an extended spring camp game Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla.
Outfielder Laynce Nix (strained left calf) also hit in the extended game. "I don't think he's got near as much ground to cover as hard," Proefrock said. "Without any setbacks I think we could see him heading out on a rehab within a week or so."
Right-hander Justin De Fratus (sprained right elbow) is throwing from 120 feet. "There's a light at the end of the tunnel for him," Proefrock said.
Right-handers Mike Stutes (right shoulder inflammation) and David Herndon (right elbow inflammation) are scheduled to meet with team physician Michael Ciccotti next week. They have progressed slowly from their injuries.