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Cole Hamels throws live batting practice

Mar 22, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

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Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels took an important step this morning in his return from shoulder tendinitis, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that he threw two innings of live batting practice to hitters. It was his first time facing live hitters this spring.

Hamels, who was behind schedule at the start of camp and had a setback earlier this month, declared that he felt “great” during today’s session. The Phillies will likely see how he feels tomorrow before deciding when he’ll throw next, but it’s good news for a team that really needs it right now.

Hamels will begin the year on the disabled list, but he has a chance to join Philadelphia’s starting rotation by the end of April if all goes well.

  1. chiadam - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    It was his first time facing live hitters. How did he do against the dead guys he faced?

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      The dead guys were all stiffs.

  2. shutdownespn - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    How much does throwing to Phillies hitters really tell us? I mean, I think any guy off the street could throw two innings and strike out five…

  3. ditto65 - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    I didn’t think the season started ’til next week.

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