Hellickson “Felt Great” First Time Throwing Post-Surgery

Hellickson needs another big time outing as the Rays push for post-season gets intense.

Jeremy Hellickson made 25 throws from flat ground today for his first action since undergoing elbow surgery in January and afterward the Rays right-hander told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that “it felt really good.”

At the time of the surgery to remove “loose bodies” from his elbow Hellickson was expected to be out until May, but today he called late May a “best-case scenario” while focusing on June 1 as the new target date.

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