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Second-half rotation options bandied about

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have not announced their rotation following the All-Star break, but here is one possibility that could line up nicely for manager Charlie Manuel:

Right-hander Kyle Kendrick opens the second half July 19 against the Mets at Citi Field, Cole Hamels pitches July 20 and Cliff Lee pitches July 21. Jonathan Pettibone would pitch July 23 in St. Louis, and John Lannan would pitch July 24.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have not announced their rotation following the All-Star break, but here is one possibility that could line up nicely for manager Charlie Manuel:

Right-hander Kyle Kendrick opens the second half July 19 against the Mets at Citi Field, Cole Hamels pitches July 20 and Cliff Lee pitches July 21. Jonathan Pettibone would pitch July 23 in St. Louis, and John Lannan would pitch July 24.

This would give Hamels an extra day of rest following Sunday's start against the White Sox. It also would give Lee regular rest following his expected appearance Tuesday in the All-Star Game and split up lefties Lee and Lannan with Pettibone.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Stephen Pianovich

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Philadelphia Phillies, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, John Lannan, Cliff Lee, Jonathan Pettibone