"He'll do that every other day for a couple of days and then back to back after that twice," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said of the 30 to 35 throws Lee made Tuesday. "And then keep progressing from there. … He just said he's gradually gotten better, and it got to the point where, pretty much no sensation in there. So that was the indication to start throwing yesterday."
There is no timetable for Lee's return, although he has already missed considerable time and will need to rebuild arm strength. That will take weeks, not days.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.