Pitcher Zach Eflin tweeted Wednesday that he threw for the first time since his injury in August 2016. While he didn’t say whether it was a mound session, Eflin did note he was “pain free.”
Eflin, 22, endured season-ending knee surgery in August after injuring his right patella tendon. He flashed brilliance at times with the Phils in 2016, ending his short campaign with a 3-5 record and 5.54 ERA. He’s expected to challenge for a starting rotation spot in 2017.