Contreras fine following bullpen session

Contreras fine following bullpen session

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies right-hander Jose Contreras threw a bullpen session Tuesday morning at Bright House Field.

It went well.

Contreras had right elbow surgery late last season, and the Phillies are hopeful he can be ready by Opening Day.

"Jose did fine," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "He threw very, very well. We probably won't go as quick with him. But when he progresses, gets through a couple more bullpens, we'll see where he's at and get him into some games."