It’s no surprise that Cole Hamels will not be ready for the beginning of the season due to shoulder tendinitis. Hamels was throwing the ball around on Sunday. All reports show he should be ready in the second week of April. Hamels was not cleared to lift weights since November 22.
Ryan Sandberg and coach Bob McClure released the scheduled pitchers for Tuesday’s intrasquad game. The Grapefruit league will begin on Wednesday.
The younger pitchers now have the chance to prove themselves to the bullpen. We have some good talent going into this season with pitchers like Jesse Biddle.