Phillies relief pitcher, Jose Contreras will throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since his September elbow surgery.

 

Contreras reported no discomfort after throwing in front of the mound today and will throw off the mound Tuesday with the hopes of starting the season in the big club. He was a big part of the Phillies bullpen at times last season, closing nine games over the past two season, including five last season.