Cole Hamels returns to mound
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game, his first outing of the spring as he works to recover from biceps tendinitis.
The left-hander said he felt well after recording nine outs and throwing 20 of 30 pitches for strikes against Pittsburgh's Triple-A players.
"I'm really pleased and really confident, and what I'm able to do now is to truly get spring training in," said Hamels, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list ...
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