KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Scott Kingery is zooming towards a minor-league rehab assignment and a return to the Phillies' lineup.
It will be considerably longer before David Robertson is back on the mound.
Kingery went through a pregame workout Friday here at Kauffman Stadium, running the bases, taking grounders on the infield and even fly balls in center field. The super-utilityman, sidelined since April 20 by a strained right hamstring, could resume playing on Monday at low-A Lakewood, according to manager Gabe Kapler, starting the clock on a 20-day assignment that isn't likely to last nearly that long.
Robertson, meanwhile, reached a milestone by playing catch for the first time since going on the injured list on April 15 with a strained flexor in his right elbow/forearm. He lightly tossed from 30 feet away with fellow reliever Tommy Hunter, who is dealing with the same injury.
"It wasn't bad, but not as good as I hoped," Robertson said. "I hoped it would be 100 percent, and it's not there yet."
In other injury news, reliever Victor Arano (elbow inflammation) played catch from 150 feet without a problem. He's scheduled to throw from a mound Tuesday.