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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cole Hamels pitched effectively against the Brewers, giving up only two runs in seven innings, but was left with a no-decision in Tuesday's loss.
Both runs scored in the first inning on Aramis Ramirez's two-out, two-run single. Hamels was solid the rest of the way, giving up only five hits and a walk overall while striking out seven. The lefty owns a 3.22 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 113/35 K/BB ratio over 106 1/3 innings. Hamels will make an afternoon start in Atlanta next. Jun 30 - 11:58 PM

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Cole Hamels gave up five earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Hamels missed his last turn in the Phillies' starting rotation because of a hamstring injury and he did not look sharp in his return to action Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. New York rattled off eight hits against him and also drew three walks. Hamels will carry a 5-6 record, 3.26 ERA, and 1.17 WHIP into his next start at home against the Brewers. We'd expect a bounceback.
Jun 24 - 4:21 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies have a "high-level" scout watching the Rangers on Tuesday.

Morosi has reported previously that the Rangers have interest in Cole Hamels. Chi Chi Rodriguez is starting for Texas on Tuesday and would make sense as part of a package to acquire Hamels. Morosi notes, though, that a deal isn't close to going down between the two teams.
Jun 23 - 8:43 PM

MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan was told that a trade for Cole Hamels is "not on the board" for the Rangers.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Tuesday that the Rangers and Phillies were having "ongoing dialogue" about a deal involving the left-hander. It's entirely possible that the Rangers are feeding Sullivan the info in hopes that it will drive Philly's price down, so we can't discount Morosi's report. The Rangers are not on Hamels' no-trade list.
Jun 23 - 6:28 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports clarifies that Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels can't block a trade to the Rangers.

Hamels can block trades to 20 teams each season, but the Rangers are on his approved list. Morosi previously reported that the southpaw would waive his no-trade clause to come to Texas, but that obviously wouldn't be necessary if a deal is struck. The two sides are reportedly having "ongoing dialogue" about a deal, but the Phillies will surely be talking with multiple clubs about Hamels as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.
Jun 23 - 4:12 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers and Phillies are having "ongoing dialogue" about a Cole Hamels trade and that the left-hander is willing to waive his no-trade clause to come to Texas.

Most of the chatter during the offseason and this spring was about teams like the Red Sox, Cardinals, Cubs, Yankees, and Padres, but the Rangers were also in the mix. They have some pitching on the way back from injury, like Martin Perez, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland, but it makes sense that the two sides have kept in touch, especially since the Rangers have a legitimate shot to contend this season. No word on who the Phillies could be targeting in return, but the Rangers have plenty of interesting prospects. Hamels, who can block trades to 20 teams each season, is making $22.5 million this season and is guaranteed $73.5 million from 2016-2018. He would likely require his $20 million option for 2019 to be picked up in order to sign off on a trade. The Phillies should get plenty of calls leading up to July 31.
Jun 23 - 12:32 PM

Cole Hamels (hamstring) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday.

Hamels will rejoin the Phillies' rotation on Wednesday against the Yankees after missing one turn with a minor hamstring injury. The trade candidate sports a 2.96 ERA with 103 strikeouts over 94 1/3 innings this season.
Jun 21 - 11:38 AM

Cole Hamels (hamstring) is on track to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Hamels had to be scratched from Friday's outing with a minor right hamstring strain, but he'll be fine. He'll throw his normal between-starts bullpen session on Sunday before officially being cleared for Wednesday assuming all goes well.
Jun 19 - 3:53 PM

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start with a right hamstring strain.

It's being called a minor strain, so Hamels should be good to go next week. Phillippe Aumont will make his first major league start in Hamels' place. The right-hander is not a good fantasy bet against the visiting Cardinals.
Jun 18 - 12:11 PM

Cole Hamels was dominant against the Pirates, tossing seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts, but took a no-decision as the Phillies lost in 11 innings on Sunday.

Hamels scattered four hits -- all singles -- and a walk in what was his most dominating start of the season. As usual, though, the Phillies gave him no run support (literally), leaving him winless since May 23. The lefty owns a terrific 2.96 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 103/31 K/BB ratio over 94 1/3 innings. Hamels will try to get back in the win column at home against the Cardinals.
Jun 14 - 4:52 PM

Cole Hamels took the loss on Monday, yielding five runs over six innings versus the Reds.

Hamels entered the start with a perfect 9-0 record and a 1.59 ERA in 90 1/3 career innings against the Reds. He just didn't have it on Monday. The Reds scratched out a run in each of the first three innings, then added two more in the lefty's final frame, resulting in Hamels' first career loss to the Reds. Overall, he gave up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Hamels has otherwise been terrific this season, sporting a 3.19 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 91/30 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings. Hamels will try to get back in the win column in a road start against the Pirates next.
Jun 8 - 10:19 PM

Cole Hamels got a no-decision, giving up two runs in seven innings as the Phillies walked off 5-4 winners in 11 innings over the Reds on Wednesday.

Hamels was in line for the loss until the Phillies erased a 4-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning. The only two runs he allowed came home in the fourth inning on a Brandon Phillips single. Hamels scattered six hits and three walks while striking out eight. The lefty has limited the opposition to two runs or fewer in six consecutive starts, lowering his ERA to 2.88 with a 1.11 WHIP and a 84/28 K/BB ratio over 81 1/3 innings. Hamels will face the Reds again his next trip out to the mound, but he'll be in Cincinnati.
Jun 3 - 10:53 PM

Cole Hamels pitched well in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his eight frames.

The All-Star left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. Both of the runs he allowed were solo home runs off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. An increasingly popular name in trade rumblings, Hamels will bring a 2.91 ERA and 76/25 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Reds.
May 29 - 9:45 PM

Cole Hamels fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Phillies' defeat of the Nationals.

Hamels scattered a walk, two doubles, and three singles over his eight dominant frames. He struck out five. The ace left-hander had some struggles in April, but he's absolutely cruising now and should soon fetch the rebuilding Phillies a nice package of prospects. Hamels will get the Rockies at home next.
May 23 - 6:47 PM

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays haven't asked the Phillies about Cole Hamels "in months."

The report comes on the heels of a revelation from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman which stated that Hamels would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. Davidi, though, hears that their inquiry came all the way back during the GM meetings in November. Regardless of when it took place, it appears clear that Hamels isn't going to the Blue Jays.
Source: Sportsnet
May 22 - 1:25 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Ben Revere
2Domonic Brown
3Jeff Francoeur
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PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Kevin Correia
7Adam Morgan
8Cliff Lee
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Justin De Fratus
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Luis Garcia
7Elvis Araujo
8Jake Diekman