Thursday, March 7, 2013
Zack OK after mound work
By Adam Rubin
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Zack Wheeler said he came through a 30-pitch bullpen session feeling OK, although he noted he was not throwing full throttle.
Wheeler was on top of a mound for the first time since being scratched eight days earlier with a right oblique strain.
"Honestly, today is probably the first day that it's 100 percent," Wheeler said. "Leading up to this day, it was getting better every day. So I expected it. I'll continue to get treatment for it probably throughout spring training -- a little preventitive thing.
"That was the first time on the mound in -- what -- a week, a week and a half, whatever it is? I was throwing 70, 75 percent. I let a few of them go just to see how it feels. It felt good."