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Worth noting

• Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti examined right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Amaro said he complained of a "dead arm" following his latest rehab start with Class A Advanced Clearwater. No results were immediately available.

• Amaro did not seem alarmed by the fact left-hander Cliff Lee, who is on the DL with a strained left elbow, was not ready to throw. Lee was scheduled to be evaluated again Wednesday.

"We're just trying to wait until he's completely pain-free," Amaro said. "Could he have picked up a baseball yesterday and thrown it? Sure. But there's no reason for us to push him right now. It has a chance to be detrimental. So we'll wait until he's pain-free, and he'll start tossing and we'll go from there."

Regardless, it seems Lee will miss at least a few weeks, possibly much longer. "It could be up to a month, it could be a month and a half, it could be three weeks," Amaro said. "I have no idea when the guy is going to be ready to pitch. I really don't. I would think it be sooner rather than later, but I have no timetable until he's up and throwing again."

• Are there Chase Utley trade rumors? If not, there will be soon, unless the team begins to play well.

"They surface because he's a good player and we're not in first place; that's why they surface," Amaro said while downplaying the suggestion the Phillies would trade one of their more iconic players.

"First off, no one wants to trade Chase Utley, and No. 2, I don't think Chase Utley wants to go anywhere, and he has the power to decide what he wants to do," Amaro said. "The point is kind of moot. The same with Jimmy [Rollins]. The same story."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for
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