Astros No. 1 starter Scott Feldman threw a four-inning, 60-pitch simulated game for what should be his final test before coming off the 15-day disabled list later this week.

“I threw all my pitches and felt nothing in my shoulder at all,” he said. “I think the treatment has been working, and I’m ready to be out there. Being on the DL is not the way to go, so I’m ready to get back out there. It’s pretty boring.”

Feldman was placed on the 15-day DL with right biceps tendinitis on April 21, backdated to April 18. Although he was eligible to come off the DL Saturday, the team wanted to see how he responded to a simulated game.

“It was good to see Scott get on the mound,” Bo Porter said. “He came through with no problems. I think we’re in a good position moving forward. (Matt) Albers was able to get back on the mound as well. We’re looking forward to getting both of those guys back there. They’re very important to our ballclub.”
Although Porter wasn’t ready to announce when Feldman will go back in the rotation, Feldman is likely to start Friday against the Orioles.