Cole Hamels to throw Wednesday

Updated: February 25, 2014, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cole Hamels is slated to throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time this spring training, still unsure how much of April he will miss.

The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, battling sore biceps since November, said two weeks ago he won't be ready by Opening Day.

"I feel really good," Hamels said Tuesday. "I've made tremendous progress."

The 30-year-old left-hander, signed to a $144 million, six-year contract through 2018, was 2-11 with a 4.58 ERA ...

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