Hellickson's hamstring improving

Hellickson's hamstring improving

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Promising 23-year-old right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is on track to throw off a mound this weekend as he recovers from a sore right hamstring.

Hellickson said Wednesday morning that the hamstring felt 90 to 95 percent.

"I can do everything, [including] running," Hellickson said, "but I don't know when I'll get on the mound."

"He was out there jogging pretty good today," manager Joe Maddon said.

Last Thursday, Hellickson felt the hamstring bother him while warming up for a bullpen session.

On Wednesday, Hellickson was named the game's sixth-best prospect by Baseball America.

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.