2009 NEWS

2009 NEWS > 1/16/09


By Carroll Rogers
Original Article HERE.

Tom Glavine threw off the mound Friday for the first time since having surgery on both his elbow and shoulder in August. Glavine threw 15 pitches all fastballs and came away feeling good, if not a little rusty.

It felt like I hadnt thrown off a mound in a long time, Glavine said. But physically it felt good. Im not overly concerned with location and that stuff yet, but I felt good. By the end, I felt more comfortable letting it go a little bit.

Glavine plans to throw again Tuesday, working up to 30 pitches this time. He anticipates feeling less hesitant each time out.

Its going to take a little while until I get to the point where its second nature to let it go, Glavine said.

Glavine, 42, is hoping to return to the Braves this season but wont rush to get back by a certain point. He doesnt plan to talk contract with the Braves until hes confident hell be healthy enough to pitch.