Todd Zolecki has this from Clearwater:
Closer Brad Lidge, the team’s key offseason acquisition that allowed the Phillies to return Brett Myers to the rotation, limped off the field this morning after he caught his spike in the mound while throwing live batting practice on Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex.
Lidge had just started to throw batting practice when he stopped after he threw a pitch. Manager Charlie Manuel, pitching coach Rich Dubee and athletic trainer Scott Sheridan conferred with Lidge on the mound.
Lidge then limped back into the Phillies’ clubhouse with Sheridan.
I’m nervous. Supposedly the Phillies said it was “nothing serious,” but isn’t that always how the bad injuries begin? Lidge needs to be worked in slow.