"I thought it went very well," manager Clint Hurdle said. "The volume of work -- six ups, 84 pitches. Threw his two-seamer, his four-seamer, his curveball -- probably more than his slider -- his changeup was good, the finish to his fastball was firm and solid.
"We'll see how he feels tomorrow, but I thought it was a very good next challenge that, from at least the perspective of today, he was able to meet and do well with."
There's a chance Cole could return to start Saturday's game against the Mets, but Hurdle said he's not making a firm decision about Cole or the weekend rotation until the team knows for sure the status of the right-hander's shoulder.
Cole is 6-3 with a 3.64 ERA this season, and last pitched on June 3 in San Diego.
David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.