Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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The Philadelphie Phillies continue to toil in the depths of the National League East.  In a division and a year where they were supposed to be relatively competitive, the Phillies find themselves closer to the the last place Marlins than even being a .500 team.  Maybe they can blame it on the injuries, because with every bit of good news comes some more bad news. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly says Roy Halladay is making quick progress now as he has faced live competition for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery.  This, of course, is indicative of a return this season.  Halladay has for weeks been on a collision course with a return this year, but now it is seeming like a forgone conclusion.  John Lannan, on the other hand, is likely heading to the DL say Salisbury.  Lingering knee problems should send Lannan to the 15-day DL. Halladay pitched six innings for the Phillies' rookie league affiliate in the Gulf Coast League yesterday. He allowed three runs and struck out four.  He also allowed a solo home run.  As we've mentioned before, the pitching line is far less important in rehab games than the way the pitcher feels.  Halladay told GM Ruben Amaro Jr. that he was feeling good and still working on getting some pop back to his fastball.  It was sitting at 85-87 mph yesterday.  That's far too low for him to return to the active roster. Lannan has been trying to pitch through knee pain that won't go away. Yesterday, he was taken out of yesterday's game after getting just four outs.  His knee was the reason behind being lifted so quickly.  Lannan will undergo an MRI on Friday, but by all accounts, he will eventually end up on the DL.  The Phillies can only hope they'll see him again before the season is done. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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