CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels felt encouraged Wednesday following his first bullpen session since March 1.
The left-hander entered spring training behind other Phillies pitchers after biceps tendinitis in November. Since he's roughly a month behind the other members of the Phillies staff, Hamels is likely to begin the season on the disabled list and could miss the majority of April.
"It feels really good," Hamels said. "That past couple of days, it's felt really great."