Gil Meche is making progress. Last time we heard from him he was still having trouble throwing from a mound. Now, according to MLB.com, he's throwing about 30 balls from the mound, which is a good indication that he'll be ready for a return after the All-Star break.
"I'm just throwing fastballs, no breaking balls yet," he said. "I want to get up to 40 pitches next time and keep going up each time. I'm just trying to get my arm slot back. My shoulder strength is definitely better."
He was having trouble throwing off the mound because he thought he was dipping his shoulder too much, almost throwing it side-armed, but video evidence apparently revealed something else.
He started throwing off of a mound on Wednesday.