By C. Trent Rosecrans
"I'm probably looking at maybe All-Star break, or … just before that," Manuel said (via MLB.com).
Lidge is suffering from a right posterior rotator cuff strain and started the season on the disabled list.
Jose Contreras is serving as the team's closer in Lidge's absence. Contreras picked up the save in Wednesday night's victory over the Mets, walking one and striking out one in an inning of work. He's appeared in two game so far this season.