David Hernandez took the loss Monday against the Reds after he failed to retire any of the three batters he faced.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday that he could use "one of five guys" at closer.
David Hernandez allowed a solo homer and a triple in his inning against Phillies prospects on Saturday.
David Hernandez worked around two hits to pitch a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Astros.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he may use a closer by committee at the beginning of the season.
In his return from triceps tendinitis, David Hernandez allowed a run in an inning Monday against the Tigers.
David Hernandez (triceps) is scheduled to pitch in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Saturday of David Hernandez (triceps) that "his ability to open the season healthy is on track and is looking fine."
David Hernandez (triceps) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk over one inning of work in a minor league game Tuesday.
David Hernandez (triceps) is scheduled to throw an inning Tuesday in a minor league game.
David Hernandez (triceps) is not expected to return to game action this weekend.
David Hernandez is considered day-to-day with right triceps tendinitis.
Phillies manager Pat Mackanin said Tuesday that David Hernandez is currently dealing with a tender elbow.
David Hernandez pitched a perfect fourth inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.