Pat Neshek offered a wide-range estimate when asked Thursday when he could be ready to come off the disabled list and pitch for the Phillies.
"It could be quick," he said. "It could be a month. We'll see."
The 37-year-old reliever was well into his recovery from a shoulder injury -- he was targeting a return of next week -- when he felt a twinge in his forearm during a bullpen session last week. An MRI revealed a strained flexor muscle and he will be shelved a while longer.
"My shoulder is great," Neshek said. "My last bullpen was one of the best I've thrown. I got to my slider and felt a sensation in my forearm."
Rest and rehab have been prescribed.
"Rest is going to heal it," Neshek said. "We'll just play it by feel."
Complete coverage of the Fightin' Phils and their MLB rivals from NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Neshek signed a two-year, $16.25 million contract in December. He has yet to appear in a game this season because of the two injuries.