If Wagner works out, Wolf goes on DL

ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia Phillies will place starter
Randy Wolf on the 15-day disabled list if closer Billy Wagner has a
good outing in a rehab assignment Sunday.

Wagner, on the DL with a strained left groin, will pitch for
Double-A affiliate Reading in Bowie, Md.

Wolf, who has tendinitis in his left elbow, finished his
scheduled bullpen session Saturday before the Phillies' 5-3 win
over the Braves, but he felt tight and couldn't adequately
extend after releasing the ball.

"I don't have any argument with that," Wolf said of the club's
decision. "Two years ago, I was out a couple of starts, and it
cleaned up. It's not sore, just kind of stiff. There's no reason to
rush anything."

Wolf, who's 2-3 with a 2.91 ERA, was scheduled to start Tuesday
when Philadelphia visits the Chicago White Sox. If Wagner reports
no problems and comes off the DL, manager Larry Bowa said rookie
reliever Ryan Madson would make his first career start.

"We can compensate," Bowa said. "Right now it doesn't look
like Wolf will miss more than two starts."

If Wagner remains on the DL, Bowa likely will keep Madson in the
bullpen and keep Josh Hancock in the rotation. Hancock lasted only
two innings in his last start, an 8-4 loss Thursday to Atlanta. The
26-year-old allowed eight hits, six earned runs and one walk.

The Phillies are already down one starter with right-hander
Vicente Padilla on the DL with biceps tendinitis.