The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports Phillies ace Cole Hamels threw a bullpen session today and everything went according to schedule. Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said Hamels is "a little bit ahead of starting from scratch." Hamels suffered a setback at the end of last week and was shutdown indefinitely. The lefty said his shoulder felt fatigued but he did not feel any pain while throwing.
Hamels revealed last month he was behind schedule on his offseason throwing program which meant he would not be ready for Opening Day.
Hamels, 30, went 8-14 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 2013 for the Phillies. In eight years with the Phillies, he is 99-74 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million deal with Philadelphia in July 2012.
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