Tom Gordon left his rehab appearance for Clearwater last night with more right elbow problems. He flew back to Philadelphia to meet with team doctor Michael Ciccotti. Nothing yet is known.
Like I wrote before, I’m putting no money on Gordon’s recovery. For now he’s a complete non-factor, but it underscores the team’s need for a reliable, late-innings reliever. I’m not completely certain Lidge/Durbin/Romero/Madson will cut it through September; whether it’s a lefty or a righty, an experienced arm is what they need.