• by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone to have surgery on shoulder

    The Phillies announced on Wednesday that starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone will have to undergo surgery on his injured right shoulder later this month. Pettibone underwent shoulder surgery in 2014 to repair a torn labrum, but recently left a rehab game because he was experiencing pain in that same shoulder.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Amaro: Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone might need more surgery

    Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone might be headed for another shoulder surgery, general manager Ruben Amaro said Tuesday. Pettibone, who underwent shoulder surgery in June 2014 to repair a torn labrum, couldn't finish his simulated game outing Monday and now the Phillies are evaluating the next course of action.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Phillies select Severino Gonzalez from minors, option Hector Neris

    The Phillies have selected the contract of pitcher Severino Gonzalez and optioned pitcher Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team announced Monday. Gonzalez was reportedly expected to get a call up to make the start for Philadelphia Tuesday against the Cardinals, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Gonzalez posted a 1-1 record in Triple-A with a 3.57 ERA and nine strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Neris worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings this season with two strikeouts and one walk. To make room for Gonzalez, pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was transferred to the 60-day DL with a shoulder injury.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Phillies P Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) pitches in rehab game

    For the first time since undergoing right shoulder surgery last June, Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was able to pitch in a live game Friday, reports Philly.com. Pettibone pitched a perfect inning during a rehab assignment Friday in the minor leagues. Pettibone threw 11 pitches and topped out at 87 mph with his fastball. "I'm just continuing the long process of getting back on the mound and getting back healthy," Pettibone said of his first game. "This is the first step and one of the last steps, so I will get back out there and be ready to go next time."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies send Hollands, Pettibone, Billingsley to DL

    The Phillies placed pitcher Mario Hollands (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list and pitchers Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) and Chad Billingsley (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Hollands has a similar injury to Cliff Lee and is considering undergoing surgery. Pettibone said recently he expects to return sometime in May. Billingsley could join the major-league rotation later in April.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone throws live batting practice

    Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone threw 22 pitches during live batting practice Tuesday, which was the first time he threw to hitters since undergoing shoulder surgery in June, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Anytime you're facing a live hitter and you have the adrenaline going and you've got to mix your pitches, that kind of competitive edge comes out," Pettibone said. "When you're able to get through that and succeed and you felt good, that's definitely a positive step going forward." Pettibone said he expects to be back in action sometime in May. Although, he will probably start out at Triple-A before getting his chance to join the major-league rotation.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies' Hollands, Pettibone, Billingsley headed to DL

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday that pitchers Mario Hollands (elbow), Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) and Chad Billingsley (elbow) will open the season on the disabled list, MLB.com reports. Pettibone is recovering from right shoulder surgery. Billingsley is returning from a pair of elbow surgeries. Hollands is dealing with a torn common flexor tendon in his elbow, the same injury as Cliff Lee, who will open the season on the 60-day disabled list.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Phillies' Pettibone scheduled to throw live BP Tuesday

    Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone is scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in June, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pettibone, who will continue to rehab in extended spring training, has thrown 10 bullpens this spring. Pettibone is expected to throw a few live BP sessions before throwing in an extended spring game. He will likely join the rotation at Triple-A Lehigh Valley before getting a chance to join the major-league roster.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Phillies' Jonathan Pettibone nearing game action

    Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone threw approximate 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday, and is scheduled to throw another one by the end of the week -- likely on Friday, according to the News Journal. After his bullpen session at the end of the, Pettibone will throw two live batting practices before he receives clearance to pitch in Grapefruit League games. He revealed that he's been hesitant to put more on his fastball during his recent sessions. "I think it's a mental thing, knowing I'm close and still not there," Pettibone said. "You see everyone fighting for jobs here, and I'm kind of in the back, just having to grind through the rehab process and know there's a light at the end of the tunnel and when it's my turn be ready to go." Pettibone, 24, made just two starts with the Phillies this season. He underwent surgery to repair his shoulder in mid-June.a

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Phillies' Pettibone steadily progressing in recovery from shoulder injury

    Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone is well on his way to bounce back in 2015. The 24-year-old hasn't made a major league start since 2013, when the shoulder eventually required surgery and forced him out of action, reports MLB.com. "It's a little tight just grinding through these past couple days -- starting to throw bullpens, stretching out my long toss and everything," Pettibone said. "It's come along great. We haven't had any setbacks, so that's definitely a positive." Now, the road to recovery begins for Pettibone. "Anytime after surgery, you're kind of uneasy about the whole situation," said Pettibone. "But I've been kind of staying positive."