8/26/2013 9:57 P.M. ET
Brown remains day to day with ailing Achilles
By Chris Iseman / MLB.com
NEW YORK -- Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said Domonic Brown is still day to day after he experienced soreness in his right Achilles on Saturday.
Brown left the game against Arizona in the third inning. He pinch-hit in Sunday's game and walked, but was not in the Phillies' starting lineup for their series opener against the Mets at Citi Field on Monday.
Brown made another pinch-hit appearance Monday, popping out in foul ground off third base to end the eighth inning.
Sandberg said the left fielder did some light jogging Monday, but didn't hit before the game, as he still felt some soreness.
"But he's heading in the right direction," Sandberg said. "About half better, maybe."
Brown entered play Monday hitting .275 with 27 home runs and 80 RBIs this season for the Phillies.
No issues for Halladay day after making return
NEW YORK -- One day after making his return from the disabled list, Roy Halladay reported no problems to Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
Halladay allowed two runs on four hits over six innings against Arizona on Sunday. He also had two walks and two strikeouts.
The Phillies activated Halladay from the DL to start in place of Tyler Cloyd, who had to pitch five innings in Philadelphia's 18-inning loss to the D-backs on Saturday. Halladay had been on the disabled list for three months after right shoulder surgery.
"There's nothing different, which is good after pitching in Philly rather than Reading -- a little bit more adrenaline, Major League game," Sandberg said. "He didn't stress himself, that's good. He was under control, and feels really good today."
Before Sunday's game, Halladay made two rehab starts with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies and Class A Lakewood.
Sandberg said Halladay will remain in Philadelphia's rotation.
• Sandberg said Pete Orr, called up Monday to replace Casper Wells, gives the team some versatility. The left-handed-hitting Orr hit .258 with four home runs and 31 RBIs with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He also had nine stolen bases. Orr can play both the infield and outfield.
Before coming to the Phillies in 2011, the 34-year-old Orr spent time in the Major Leagues with the Braves and Nationals.
Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.