Righthander Adam Wainwright, recovering from elbow surgery, reported back from a trip to his home in Georgia with a case of sunburn on his back and a renewed excitement about his throwing program.

Wainwright, who is still targeted to be on a mound in September and holds out a pipe-dream hope of pitching in October, has been throwing from 60 feet, 6 inches (the distance from the pitching rubber to home plate). Three times a week, he has been making 75 tosses in three blocks of 25.