Phillies RHP Jonathan Pettibone, out since Aug. 2 with a right shoulder strain, is slated to continue a Major League rehab assignment when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs host Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is the exclusive sponsor of all Major League rehabilitation appearances for the IronPigs.
In one prior rehab start with Reading on Aug. 15, he took a no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings to the Mets' Double-A affiliate, Binghamton.
Pettibone, who began the season with the IronPigs, is 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA in 18 starts with the Phillies during his rookie campaign. The 23-year-old was summoned to the Phillies after just three starts in Triple-A this year following an early season injury to LHP John Lannan.
Pettibone made his Major League debut on April 22 vs. Pittsburgh and yielded just two runs in 5.1 innings while earning a no-decision. His first victory came in his next start on the road against the New York Mes (5 ip, 3 r). The Phillies have gone 10-8 in his starts and he has lasted five or more innings on 17 occasions.
He entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the 4th-best prospect in the Phillies organization after combining to go 13-8 with a 3.10 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012. Upon promotion to Triple-A, he went 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA, failed to allow a home run and held opposing hitters to a .204 average. In 2011, he was selected as a Florida State League All-Star with Clearwater.
The Placentia, Calif. native was originally selected by the Phillies between the 3rd and 4th rounds of the 2008 draft.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 62,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 21 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.
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The 2013 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.