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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Cole Hamels (oblique) played catch Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.
A positive first step for the rehabbing left-hander, who has been out since May 2 with a strained right oblique. Hamels is not expected to return to the Rangers' rotation until early July. May 23 - 4:22 PM

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Rangers placed LHP Cole Hamels on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Astros after experiencing tightness in his right side and an MRI taken Wednesday confirmed that he's dealing with an oblique strain. He's expected to miss at least eight weeks. Hamels, 33, had strung together seven straight 200-plus-innings seasons between 2010-2016, but that streak will come to and end this year.
May 3 - 3:47 PM

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night in Houston due to oblique tightness.

Alex Claudio will take the hill instead for his first-ever start in the major leagues. Hamels has been the picture of good health in his pro career, logging seven straight 200-plus-inning seasons, but this oblique injury could threaten to put him on the 10-day disabled list. He'll be examined back in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday.
May 2 - 7:59 PM

Cole Hamels allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Twins on Wednesday.

He uncharacteristically struck out just one batter while walking three and giving up seven base hits. One of those hits was a two-run tater by designated hitter Eduardo Escobar. Hamels moves to 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA through five starts. Despite his early success his strikeout rate has dropped considerably and now barely exceeds his walk rate. He has 15 strikeouts and 12 walks in 32 2/3 innings.
Apr 27 - 1:04 AM

Cole Hamels spun eight innings of one-run ball in Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Royals.

It was his first win of the season. Hamels was in control throughout, limiting the Royals to just three hits while walking two and hitting a batter. The only run scored when Lorenzo Cain doubled in the first inning. Hamels owns an impressive 2.77 ERA through his first four starts, though he hasn’t topped five strikeouts in any of them. He had just three strikeouts on Friday. The veteran southpaw gets the Twins next at home.
Apr 22 - 12:49 AM

Cole Hamels surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in posting a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday.

The bulk of the damage on Hamels' line came when Mitch Haniger whacked a three-run home run off him in the third inning. He will carry a 3.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 11/7 K/BB ratio (18 innings) into a home start against the Royals as he tries for cleaner results next time out.
Apr 16 - 8:01 PM

Cole Hamels pitched seven innings and held the Angels to one run in a no-decision Tuesday.

Hamels left with a four-run lead, but that wasn't enough in this one. With two quality starts and two no-decisions, Hamels must feel like he's back in Philadelphia.
Apr 12 - 2:15 AM

Cole Hamels yielded four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Indians.

Meh. It'll go down as a quality start for Hamels, and he did leave with a one-run lead. Still, he won't be overly happy with this one. Next up for him is a start against the Angels.
Apr 5 - 11:57 PM

Cole Hamels hurled six innings of shutout baseball in a 3-0 Cactus League win over the Royals on Friday.

He capped off spring training in style, limiting Kansas City to just three hits and no walks against four strikeouts. Hamels will head north having worked to a 3.52 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings over four starts. He gave up four runs in less than an inning in his first start, but held opponents to a total of three earned runs in his last three starts. Last year Hamels delivered a 15-5 record with a 3.32 ERA and an even 200 strikeouts in his first full season as a Ranger.
Mar 31 - 10:57 PM

Cole Hamels delivered five innings of one-run ball Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Dodgers.

The one run he gave up came on a fielder's choice out by Scott Van Slyke in the top of the second inning. Hamels struggled early on in the Cactus League, but he's been very sharp in his last two outings. The veteran lefty looks like a safe top-20 fantasy starter for 2017.
Mar 26 - 5:59 PM

Cole Hamels was charged with two runs -- one earned -- over four innings against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Hamels allowed three hits, didn't walk a batter and recorded five strikeouts. The left-hander was lit up for four runs over just one-third of an inning in his only other official Cactus League start, although he's built up his pitch count in minor league contests.
Mar 21 - 11:11 PM

Cole Hamels allowed one run on three hits over three innings in a minor league game on Wednesday.

Hamels was shellacked by the Dodgers for four runs in 1/3 of an inning during Cactus League play on Friday. His minor league work on Wednesday was meant to help hone some of his mechanics. "It felt a lot better today with the repetition and the feel," Hamels said. The veteran southpaw could make another minor league start on Tuesday as he continues to work out the delivery kinks. These are typical spring issues and nothing that will prevent him from being part of the Opening Day rotation.
Mar 15 - 6:37 PM

Cole Hamels was obliterated by the Dodgers in Cactus League play on Friday, surrendering four runs on three hits and a pair of walks in just 1/3 of an inning.

Well, that's certainly not what you're looking for. Hamels was victimized by the long ball in this one, with Yasiel Puig and Franklin Gutierrez each taking him over the wall. He'll look to lower his 108.00 ERA his next time out.
Mar 11 - 12:20 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Cole Hamels would start Game 4 of the ALDS if the Rangers are able to defeat the Blue Jays on Sunday.

First the Rangers have to survive Sunday's Game 3 before they can even get to Hamels. While skipper Jeff Bannister has refused to name a starter publicly, it looks as though the veteran southpaw would get a chance to make up for his debacle in the first game of the series.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Cole Hamels was rocked for seven runs (six earned) in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

Hamels struggled down the stretch and he failed to right the ship in this one. The veteran southpaw allowed seven hits (including a solo homer to Melvin Upton) while walking three batters. He gave up five runs in the third inning and threw 42 pitches in the process. It was easily the worst postseason start of his career. The Rangers will try to bounce back when Yu Darvish opposes J.A. Happ on Friday.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 07:41:00 PM

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