David Wells threw his first bullpen session of the season today. He said he threw for about eight minutes, and that his surgically repaired right knee felt fine.
Wells has avoided all media interviews, but he did answer a few brief questions.
Asked whether he’ll be set back to start the season, Wells said, “I don’t think so. If I keep going at this pace, it’ll be day to day.”
He said the big thing was to see how the knee responded tomorrow.
When WBZ’s Jon Miller asked whether Wells was still seeking a trade, Wells said, “That’s it guys, I’m done. You asked the wrong question. It’s not your fault. You didn’t know, but I’m done.”
Keith Foulke also threw off a bullpen mound after spending a few days throwing off flat ground. Foulke has been taking a lubricant injection in both knees to help the healing process along.
Josh Beckett threw a pair of very strong innings in a simulated game on Field 1. He drew rave reviews from coaches and hitters.