Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Philadelphia's Randy Wolf's Fastball Tops 80 MPH

The Phillies Randy Wolf, a classic left-handed control artist who went down with elbow surgery after just 80 innings last year, is on target for a mid-June or late June recovery as he is now throwing off the mound. Wolf's fastball now tops 80 mph, approaching his normal game speed. Even when healthy, Wolf's fastball rarely topped 90 mph. If Wolf returns on schedule, it complicates the rotation picture in Philadelphia, where Ryan Madsen and Gavin Floyd have been struggling and prospect Cole Hamels is being eyed for a promotion.