Making his third rehab start since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Randy Wolf swings into Reading tonight when the Phillies host Erie.
Reading manager P.J. Forbes told the Reading Eagle’s Don Stewart that Wolf will be on a 70-pitch limit tonight against the Seawolves. In two rehab starts with Clearwater, the left-hander allowed an unearned run on six hits, four walks in 5 2-3 innings.
This is Wolf's third-career rehab appearence in Reading, where he pitched in the minors during the 1998 season.
The most optimistic report I’ve read has Wolf returning to the Phillies after four rehab starts, but that was the timetable Wolf set for himself. Realistically, a 2006 return is still up in the air. Obviously, the Phils badly need another arm in the rotation, plus, it wouldn’t hurt seeing what he’s got before he becomes a free agent. Tonight's start will be revealing, and if all goes well, we could be seeing him back in Philadelphia around the All-Star break.
In other Double-A news, second base prospect Tim Moss was demoted to Single-A Clearwater Monday. Moss was hitting .180 and had an incredible 82 strikeouts in 206 at-bats with Reading.