Zack Wheeler threw from a mound, still resting oblique

Zack Wheeler threw 35 pitches off a mound Thursday for the first time since he was shut down with a strained right oblique.

Sandy Alderson said yesterday on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio that he expects Wheeler to pitch in exhibition games before the end of camp.

Wheeler told reporters yesterday that he has been pain-free since Thursday, though he would likely rest a few days before throwing again.