Cole Hamels Threw Again Without Issue, and Apparently "Really Unleashed"

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Cole Hamels Threw Again Without Issue, and Apparently “Really Unleashed”

Chicago Cubs

For a second day, Cole Hamels threw from flat ground as he recovers from a mild oblique strain suffered before the break.

Although it was flat ground, I do like the sound of “really unleashed”:

If Hamels can throw off the mound by, say, Wednesday, it’s not impossible to see him being competition-ready a week after that. If that’s a minor league rehab outing, it would take place sometime in that last week and a half of July, and it’s possible he could be back with the big league team by the end of this month.

Thanks to off-days, if the Cubs wanted to just go with their front four starters after Alec Mills fills in on Tuesday, they would need only one more fill-in start the rest of the month. Hamels, at that point, would’ve missed only three starts despite missing a month of the season.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.