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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
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Cole Hamels (biceps) tossed seven innings of one-run ball Thursday for High-A Clearwater in what is expected to be his final rehab start.
Hamels gave up just three hits, walked one and struck out two. The left-hander has posted a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio over his 17 rehab innings to this point, clearing the way for him to rejoin the Phillies' rotation early next week. Assuming the club keeps Hamels on schedule, he'll make his season debut on Tuesday versus the Dodgers. Apr 18 - 10:19 AM

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Cole Hamels (biceps) tossed six innings of one-run ball in a rehab start Saturday at High-A Clearwater.

Hamels yielded five hits but did not issue a walk and struck out six. He will make another rehab start on Thursday and could then join the Phillies' starting rotation on April 22 against the Dodgers. The left-hander should be a fantasy ace once he's activated.
Apr 12 - 8:09 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. confirmed Thursday that Cole Hamels (biceps) might only need two more rehab starts.

Hamels said the same thing earlier this week. The southpaw allowed two runs over four innings Sunday in a rehab start with High-A Clearwater and is slated to make his next starts on April 12 and April 17. It sounds like April 22 is the target date for activation.
Apr 10 - 5:32 PM

Cole Hamels (biceps) thinks he could join the Phillies' starting rotation after two more rehab starts.

Hamels, who fell behind this spring with biceps tendinitis, allowed two runs on three hits over four innings Sunday in a rehab start with High-A Clearwater. The southpaw feels good, so it's just a matter of getting his pitch-count up to about 90 or so. He should be back by the April 22 if all goes well.
Apr 8 - 1:05 PM

Cole Hamels (biceps) allowed two runs on three hits over four innings in a rehab start with High-A Clearwater Sunday.

Hamels recorded four strikeouts but also was taken deep twice. There's no word on what his velocity was. The expectation is that the left-hander will make four total starts before rejoining the Phillies' rotation on April 26.
Apr 6 - 2:27 PM

Cole Hamels (biceps) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday at High-A Clearwater.

The expectation is that Hamels will make four total starts in the minor leagues. If they all go smoothly, he could then join the Phillies' rotation on April 26. The left-hander battled biceps tendinitis all spring.
Apr 2 - 5:39 PM

Cole Hamels (biceps) is hoping to rejoin the Phillies' rotation in late April.

Hamels pitched into the fourth inning Tuesday in an exhibition game between two of the club's minor league affiliates. It was his second game action this spring, as he'll continue rehabbing at the Phils' minor league complex for the next week. He should be ready for an official rehab assignment after that.
Apr 2 - 9:21 AM

Phillies placed LHP Cole Hamels on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with biceps tendinitis.

The good news is that Hamels said he felt "really pleased" with his two-inning stint in a minor league game Thursday. "I'm really pleased and really confident, and what I'm able to do now is to truly get spring training in," said Hamels. "Obviously it's a little late, but I feel healthy and I think that's really the key." The left-hander should be ready to rejoin the Phillies' rotation around the beginning of May.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 27 - 7:37 PM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch two innings in a minor league game on Thursday.

It'll be his first appearance in a live game since the end of the 2013 season. Hamels showed up to camp this spring with tendinitis in his left shoulder and the Phillies have been moving him along slowly to be safe. He should be ready to join the major league starting rotation around late April or early May.
Mar 27 - 10:43 AM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Monday in Phillies camp.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer says that Hamels was "thrilled" with how felt during and after the bullpen session. "Now I just have to get the innings," the ace left-hander told reporters. He is expected to be ready around late April or early May.
Mar 24 - 12:33 PM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw two 15-pitch innings to live hitters in a simulated game on Saturday and didn't report any problems.

The veteran left-hander remains roughly a month behind schedule, and isn't expected to rejoin the Phillies rotation until late-April provided he can avoid any further setbacks. He represents a high-risk, high-reward option in fantasy drafts.
Mar 22 - 9:48 AM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw a successful 40-plus-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

Hamels was "pleased" with the session and told CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury that he "feels strong." The left-hander, dogged by a case of shoulder tendinitis, is scheduled to throw to batters on Saturday, a key step in his rehabilitation. His arrival in the rotation is best guessed at mid-April or early-May.
Mar 19 - 9:24 AM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) said he was "thoroughly impressed" with how his 33-pitch bullpen session went Sunday.

"I've been able to bounce back well," Hamels said. "My strength is there." Coming back from a bout of shoulder tendinitis, Hamels will throw another bullpen session Wednesday. He'll face hitters after that and seems likely to appear in a Grapefruit League game by the end of the month. The lefty is expected to miss most, if not all, of April.
Mar 16 - 11:14 AM

Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

Hamels came through Wednesday's bullpen session with no issues. "I feel really good," he said. "I was able to bounce back." It's not clear whether the veteran left-hander will be able to get in a Grapefruit League game by the end of the month. He's expected to miss most, if not all, of April.
Mar 14 - 11:41 AM

Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said Thursday that it's not clear when Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw next.

Hamels tested his shoulder with a bullpen session Wednesday and reported no problems Thursday, but there either isn't a set date for him to throw again or the Phillies are playing coy. For what it's worth, McClure predicted Wednesday that Hamels will throw again on Friday or Saturday. Either way, he's a long way away from game action. Even if all goes well, he's not expected to join the Phillies' rotation until May.
Mar 13 - 4:29 PM

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1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Jonathan Pettibone
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6B.J. Rosenberg
7Mario Hollands
8Jeff Manship