Hanrahan makes progress, resumes mound work

Hanrahan makes progress, resumes mound work

CLEVELAND -- Joel Hanrahan resumed throwing off a mound this week in his rehab process from Tommy John surgery, having built up his arm strength after having trouble in side sessions earlier this month.

Hanrahan, signed by the Tigers as a free agent earlier this month, had been throwing off a mound when he signed, but Detroit's medical staff decided to exercise some caution when he struggled to get through his mound sessions. Since they took over Hanrahan's rehab process in midstream, they didn't have their own eyes on how far along he was.

The Tigers have shied away from a timetable on getting Hanrahan back to action, but Hanrahan inferred upon signing that June appears to be a goal. How this affects that hope remains to be seen.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.