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Jason Hammel throws from mound, could get rehab start by midweek
Jason Hammel throws from mound, could get rehab start by midweek

Right-hander Jason Hammel took the first major step toward returning to the Orioles in September, throwing from a mound Friday for the first time in nearly four weeks and feeling no discomfort in his right forearm. “It went real well, 44 pitches and command of all pitches. It felt great,” said Hammel, who hasn’t pitched in a game since losing to the Boston Red Sox on July 28. “I felt the extension that I was looking for that I didn’t have before. So, outstanding.” Diagnosed with a strain of the flexor mass in is right arm, Hammel has had difficulty getting full extension on his delivery, which particularly affected his slider. He said that was only an...

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