by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Padres pitcher Joe Wieland, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw 100 pitches off a mound on Friday in Arizona. Wieland was pleased with his session.
"My spirits, my enthusiasm today … it's the best day I've had," Wieland said, per MLB.com. "Strength, health, I feel that I'm close to 100 percent of how I should be feeling."
Wieland told MLB.com that he threw the equivalent of three innings and took breaks in between frames. The right-hander is at about 75-80 percent, but plans to rehab for another month before he considers making a rehab appearance.
Joe Wieland plays catch off mound
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Padres pitcher Joe Wieland, rehabbing from elbow ligament replacement surgery, played catch off a mound for the first time since his July 2012 surgery Monday.
Wieland was 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA in five starts for the Padres last season.
Joe Wieland set to play catch on Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Padres pitcher Joe Wieland, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is expected to play catch from atop a mound Monday, according to MLB.com.
"It's not going to be a bullpen and it's playing catch from 45 feet," Wieland said. "It's not going to be that big of a deal, but at the same time it is."
Wieland is on the 60-game disabled list and thinks he'll return this season, even if it's in September, according to the report.
"The training staff has been great," Wieland said. "They're keeping me on the right track. So as long as I keep listening to them, I should be ready to go."
Wieland lands on 60-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) The Padres placed starting pitcher Joe Wieland on the 60-day DL Thursday as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery in July.
Wieland throwing from 70 feet
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/10/2013) MLB.com reports Padres prospect Joe Wieland, who underwent Tommy John surgery in July, is playing catch at 70 feet and is expected to resume the activity at the start of spring training. He isn't expected to be pitching in games again until around midseason. "So far, it's gone really well, maybe even better than expected," Wieland said of his recovery. "Hopefully the next six months will go the same way."