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Brad Lidge's season likely to start on DL

Updated: March 25, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The injury-filled spring for the Philadelphia Phillies got even worse Friday when closer Brad Lidge acknowledged that he won't be ready for Opening Day because of soreness in the back of his shoulder.

"We're optimistic and hoping that it will be only a couple of weeks, and not much past that," Lidge said Friday. "It looks like we'll rest it for a week, then play catch for a week, then do a couple of bullpens and see how it feels."

Lidge pitched Thursday against ...

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