5/2 Cashner, Wells throw off mound

Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells both threw off the mound in the bullpen for the first time since going on the disabled list. Cashner, sidelined with a strained right rotator cuff, threw 20 pitches, while Wells, out with a strained right forearm, threw 15.

“I threw really well today and had a lot better command than I thought I would,” Cashner said. “I threw great, everything’s good and threw fastball, changeup and I’m looking forward to getting back up there.”

“For me, it’s just getting back in the groove of things and getting  back on the mound,” Cashner said. “I’ve been stretching it out and it’s been feeling good.”

The next step will be another bullpen session on Wednesday and then Cashner will report to Arizona to face hitters at extended Spring Training.

— Carrie Muskat

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