Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday that Ryan Howard is unlikely to be back in during the month of June.

"I don't know," Amaro responded when asked whether Howard will be ready before the All-Star break.

Howard recently began taking live batting practice, but he's still not anywhere close to playing in any sort of live games.

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