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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Cole Hamels started the eighth inning but allowed a lead-off home run, taking him out of the running for a win and resulting in a no-decision as the Phillies defeated the Nationals on Tuesday.
Hamels blanked the Nationals through six innings, but allowed two runs in the seventh inning to make it a 3-2 game. Manager Ryne Sandberg let Hamels hit for himself in the bottom-half, thus allowing him to start the eighth, but the lefty surrendered a lead-off, game-tying home run to Asdrubal Cabrera. Overall, Hamels allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out five. He sports a tidy 2.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 158/47 K/BB ratio. The Braves await him next in Monday's road start. Aug 26 - 9:42 PM

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Cole Hamels surrendered three earned runs in five innings but the Phillies beat the Mariners on Wednesday.

It was not a good showing from Hamels, who yielded nine hits and walked one before being lifted after five innings and 99 pitches. He allowed a solo homer to Kendrys Morales in the second inning and then two runs in the fourth -- one on a wild pitch. But the Phillies' offense saved him from dropping below .500. Hamels will bring a 7-6 record, 2.53 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Nationals.
Aug 20 - 4:17 PM

Cole Hamels tossed seven innings of one-run ball but the Phillies lost to the Mets on Saturday.

The only run Hamels allowed was on a fifth-inning fielder's choice groundout from Wilmer Flores. The left-hander was otherwise dominant in his first start since being pulled off revocable waivers, scattering five hits while striking out five. He will carry a 2.37 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into his next outing against the Giants.
Aug 9 - 11:35 PM

The Phillies have pulled back Cole Hamels from revocable waivers.

The Cubs claimed Hamels and had negotiations with the Phillies about a possible deal, but it was a huge long shot from the beginning. Philly could entertain trading the left-hander over the winter when they can talk to all 29 of the other teams. Hamels is guaranteed $22.5 million each of the next four seasons.
Aug 8 - 2:52 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are not expected to trade for Cole Hamels.

The Cubs claimed the lefty on revocable waivers, but Wittenmyer says the club is "far more likely" to sign a free agent starter either this winter or next than trading for Hamels. Wittenmyer does note that the two sides did talk, with the Phillies wanting "one of the Cubs’ touted young shortstops in any package for Hamels, which would almost certainly mean recently acquired Addison Russell." Hamels is guaranteed $22.5 million each of the next four seasons.
Aug 7 - 10:10 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Cole Hamels has been claimed off revocable waivers.

But the team that put in the claim has not been identified and, as Rosenthal notes, the Phillies would be far better off trading the ace left-hander in the offseason (when they could engage all 29 teams, not just one). It's not even certain that the Phillies want to part with Hamels, who is under contract through 2018 with an option for 2019. Rosenthal also reports that outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed by an unidentified team.
Aug 6 - 5:31 PM

Cole Hamels allowed only an unearned run over seven innings but took the undeserving loss against the Nationals on Sunday.

A Cody Asche error in the third inning allowed Jose Lobaton to reach base, and he came around to score on a Denard Span single. Otherwise, Hamels was stingy, giving up just four hits and a walk on the day. The time he missed due to a shoulder injury precludes him from being in the discussion for awards, but Hamels' 2.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 139/40 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings have him among the National League's best pitchers. He'll toe the slab again Sunday against the Mets.
Aug 3 - 5:07 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have had no offers and "no meaningful dialogue" with teams inquiring on Cole Hamels.

Rosenthal adds that the Phils have also not made "any specific requests" in talks and a potential Hamels trade is the "least likely" to go down of all the ones Philly is contemplating. While Hamels may technically be on the trade block, Philadelphia understandably wants a ton in return and it's looking like teams probably won't be willing to give up what it would take. Hamels boasts a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 133/39 K/BB ratio this season.
Jul 29 - 10:59 PM

Cole Hamels picked up his eighth win of the season after shutting the Mets out over eight innings on Tuesday.

Hamels' name has been bandied about in trade rumors lately, but the lefty was able to ignore the distractions and continue his run of strong pitching. Including Tuesday's outing, in which he allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out eight, Hamels has a 1.58 ERA in 12 starts since the beginning of June. Overall, he has a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 133/39 K/BB ratio. Hamels will wrap up the Phillies' road trip on Sunday against the Nationals.
Jul 29 - 10:02 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Phillies have made left-hander Cole Hamels available.

ESPN's Buster Olney heard last week that Hamels was not going to be shopped at this year's July 31 trade deadline, but something has apparently changed. Morosi says the asking price is very high, so it's far from a sure thing that the 30-year-old southpaw will be dealt. The Dodgers are believed to have interest. Hamels, who has a 2.72 ERA and 125/39 K/BB ratio in 122 1/3 innings this season, is under contract with Philadelphia through 2019.
Jul 28 - 3:51 PM

Cole Hamels fanned 10 while holding the Giants to one run in eight innings in Thursday's victory.

Hamels has been about as effective as anyone in the National League over the last two months. He has gone 11 straight starts without allowing more than three runs, bringing his overall ERA down from 4.43 to 2.72. Of course, since he's pitching for the Phillies, he's still just 5-5 on the season.
Jul 24 - 4:44 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies have told teams to this point that Cole Hamels is unavailable.

It doesn't jibe with previous reports that have indicated the Phillies are at least entertaining the possibility of dealing Hamels. Perhaps they just haven't liked what other teams have been willing to offer and are pulling Hamels off the block for that reason. Whatever the reason, the Phils could still conceivably change their minds before the end of the month. At the moment, though, it appears Hamels isn't going anywhere.
Jul 21 - 11:52 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies "have been discouraged" by what they're hearing from other teams on Cole Hamels.

Cafardo says that Hamels will be traded if the Phils can get a team to cover his entire contract while also surrendering three top prospects. So far, however, it doesn't appear likely that they'll get what they're asking for. For what it's worth, previous reports have indicated Philly is unlikely to trade Hamels and that they'd much prefer to deal Cliff Lee.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 20 - 9:57 AM

Cole Hamels held the Braves to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Phillies' 2-1 victory.

Hamels was superb, striking out nine batters and issuing zero walks. The one run he gave up was on a Chris Johnson RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hamels is 4-5 on the season with a 2.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 115 strikeouts in 114 1/3 total frames. He'll take on the Giants at home next week.
Jul 19 - 10:13 PM

Rob Bradford of hears that the Phillies are "currently showing no inclination" to trade Cole Hamels.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Red Sox have been scouting Hamels. However, Bradford says that while Boston checked in on the left-hander's availability earlier this season, they haven't had any recent discussions with the Phillies. Even if Philly indeed hasn't placed Hamels on the trade block, they could always be persuaded if a team gives them a good enough offer.
Jul 18 - 8:29 AM

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