Hamels (oblique) threw a 24-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Hamels reported no issues in what was his first mound session since landing on the injured list near the end of June. The left-hander is scheduled to throw another bullpen Saturday; if everything goes off without a hitch, Hamels could be cleared for a simulated game or rehab assignment thereafter.
Hamels (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. After experiencing no issues during a throwing session earlier in the week, Hamels has been cleared to resume mound work for the first time since landing on the injured list at the end of June. While this is a step in the right direction for the southpaw, a timetable for his return likely won't come into focus until he's cleared for a rehab assignment.
Hamels (oblique) threw from 120 feet Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Hamels resumed his throwing program Friday and has ramped things up in recent days. He felt good during the session and could toss a bullpen as soon as Wednesday, per Gonzales, though it remains unclear when he's expected to head out on a rehab assignment.
Hamels (oblique) will start throwing off flat ground Friday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports. Hamels was diagnosed with a left oblique strain July 2, and the start of his throwing program is the first step in returning from the injured list. The veteran left-hander still has no official timetable for his return, but he'll need to rebuild some of his arm strength after not throwing over the last couple weeks.
An MRI revealed that Hamels is dealing with a left oblique strain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. This isn't unexpected news for Hamels, and he'll continue to receive treatment as the All-Star break approaches. According to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic, a timetable for Hamels' return has not been set. "We were encouraged by the results," stated manager Joe Maddon. "We still don't have any timetable, but he's feeling a lot better more quickly than we anticipated. The results weren't overly negative."