Velasquez, Thompson expected to be shut down

August 27th, 2016

NEW YORK -- The end is coming for Phillies right-hander , who pitches Sunday afternoon against the Mets at Citi Field.

The end is coming for rookie , too. The Phillies are monitoring their workloads, and it is expected both will be shut down sometime before the end of the season.

"We've talked about it," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Saturday. "I haven't been involved in in-depth conversations, but I know at some point Thompson is going to be cut short, and Velasquez is going to be cut short at some point. But it's not an exact science right now. We don't have a definite date yet. Maybe another week. It depends on how many innings they give us now."

Once they stop pitching, it would not be a surprise to see right-handers and take their spots in the rotation.