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35 Cole Hamels SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/27/1983 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $20,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/85 | Average Draft Position: 36.09
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Phillies line up rotation after placing Aaron Harang on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Phillies announced their upcoming rotation plans after placing starting pitcher Aaron Harang (foot) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Adam Morgan will start Friday's series opener against the Braves. He will be followed by Kevin Correia on Saturday and Cole Hamels on Sunday.

Sean O'Sullivan will start in Harang's spot on Monday against the Dodgers. Chad Billingsley, who came off the disabled list Thursday to start against the Brewers, will start Tuesday before the rotation resets.


Phillies' pen costs Cole Hamels his first win since May 23


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels left Tuesday's game against Milwaukee after seven innings, with a 3-2 lead. 

The Phillies bullpen cost Hamels his first win since May 23, however. Hamels settled for a no-decision. He has three losses and three no-decisions since his last win. 

Hamels gave up five hits, walked one and struck out seven. 


Phillies SP Cole Hamels struggles on Wednesday vs. Yankees


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels struggled in his start on Wednesday, as the Yankees took the 10-2 victory.

Hamels lasted five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He walked three and struck out three, needing 102 pitches to get through the outing. Hamels' ERA rose to 3.26 after Wednesday's performance.

Hamels, who dropped to 5-6 on the year, gave up two runs in the second and another three in the fourth, as he never was able to get into a groove in this one. He had missed his previous start with a hamstring issue, but it is not clear if that ailment effected his outing on Wednesday.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels ready for Wednesday's tilt with Yankees


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is indeed good to go for Wednesday's start against the Yankees. Hamels missed his last start due to a slight hamstring issue, but there was never any serious concern over the injury.

The left-hander has been a workhorse this season, as he ranks sixth in the league in innings (94 1/3) and fifth in strikeouts (103). 

Hamels has made two starts against the Yankees in his career. He is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA lifetime versus the Bombers.


Report: Phillies in talks to trade SP Cole Hamels to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Trade discussions with the intent of trading Phillies veteran starter Cole Hamels to the Rangers are ongoing, according to Fox Sports, which is further reporting that Texas is not one of the teams for which he has a no-trade clause.

There are 20 teams in that group, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who has stated that Toronto is one of them and that Hamels would not allow a trade to that team.

Texas will eventually have Martin Perez, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison off the disabled list and in the rotation, but the surprising contender would like to land a potential ace such as Hamels.

The 31-year-old Hamels has been as effective as ever this season with 2.96 ERA and 74 hits allowed in 94 1/3 innings. He has fanned 103, putting him at the best strikeout-to-innings pitched pace since his rookie season.


Phillies ace Cole Hamels good to go for Wednesday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) The Phillies have confirmed that ace starter and primary trade bait Cole Hamels is ready to pitch Wednesday against the host Yankees, per the News Journal.

A hamstring issue prevented Hamels from making his last start Friday.

Hamels, who was fine in a bullpen session Sunday, returns to action with seven quality starts over his last eight outings. He rebounded from his lone exception on June 14 to put together his finest performance of the year. Hamels shut out Pittsburgh over seven innings and fanned a season-high 12.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels expects to start Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) After throwing a successful bullpen session Sunday, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels expects to start Wednesday at the New York Yankees, reports MLB.com.

Hamels was scratched from Friday's start because of a hamstring injury.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels expecting to miss just one start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels told reporters Friday he is 100 percent confident he will not go on the disabled list after being scratched from Friday's start against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury.

Hamels said he will throw his normal bullpen session Sunday and plans to make his next start Wednesday against the Yankees.


Cole Hamels scratched from Friday start due to hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Cardinals due to a mild right hamstring strain, the team announced Thursday. Phillippe Aumont will start in Hamels' absence.

Hamels tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out a season-high 12 batters in his last start Sunday at Pittsburgh. The left-hander is 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA in his last eight starts, lowering his season ERA from 4.14 to 2.96 in that span.


Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches seven scoreless innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was a terror for Pirates batters to deal with in Sunday afternoon’s 1-0 loss.

"We're trying to scratch out a run for him, and allow him to pitch," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said, per MLB.com. "He continues to go out and give us a chance to win. ... All he needed was one run today."

A pitcher’s duel throughout, Hamels, in a no-decision, went seven full innings and did not allow an earned run. He only surrendered four hits and one walk in 102 pitches. Hamels struck out 12 batters, a season-high for the veteran pitcher. 

"I'm just doing what I can do. I only get to effect every five days," Hamels said. "As long as I'm going out there and being accountable, that's all I can do."

The game dropped Hamels’ ERA for the season down to 2.96.

His next start is projected for Friday against the Cardinals.


Phillies P Cole Hamels allows 5 runs in loss to Reds


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was roughed up a bit as he gave up five earned runs in Monday evening's 6-4 loss to the Reds. 

Hamels got into a jam early in the first inning by putting his first two batters on and giving up an RBI single to Todd Frazier. Hamels surrendered eight hits and two walks but managed to strike out seven over six innings. 

Hamels has now walked five batters in his past two starts and has lost two of his last three outings, with the third going for a no-decision. He has a 3.19 ERA for the season. 

His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Pirates. 


Phillies ace Cole Hamels on trade rumors: 'I'm happy where I am'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels, who has been subject to trade rumors since last season's trade deadline, told MLB Network Radio on Saturday that he's "happy" in Philadelphia.

"My first focus is to be the best baseball player I can be regardless of where I am," Hamels said.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported in the recent weeks that the Blue Jays inquired the Phillies about Hamels, but were told the ace would not waive his 20-team no-trade clause to go to Toronto. Heyman also reported Friday that the Astros are in search of a No. 1 or 2 starter, though a deal for Hamels remains a longshot.

"People think I have more control than I do and I actually don't," Hamels said.

Hamels is 5-4 with a 2.88 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 84:28 K:BB ratio over his first 12 starts (81 1/3 innings). He hasn't finished the season over .500 since his 2012 All-Star campaign.

"You have to create a routine and if you're not comfortable with your routine, things will show, Hamels said.


Astros interested in Cole Hamels, but deal still remains longshot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Many skeptics consider the Astros an early-season flash destined to fade. But the team could turn them into believers if they trade for Phillies ace Cole Hamels.

Such a deal remains a longshot, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. His $24 million annual deal could prove cost-prohibitive. But pairing Hamels with emerging ace Dallas Keuchel might make the Astros the favorite to win an American League West in which they currently own a 5 1/2-game lead.

"The goaL is a No. 1 or 2," said a person familiar with what Houston is seeking. General manager Jeff Luhnow amended that to include a 1-3 starter strong enough to pitch in a hypothetical postseason scenario.

The Astros and their rich farm system boast the talent to entice the Phillies, who are attempting to maximize the trade potential of Hamels. But Houston is also one of 20 teams on the list in his no-trade clause. It remains to be seen if he would waive it to pitch for a Houston team he likely didn't believe would emerge so quickly as a contender.


Phillies P Cole Hamels strikes out 8 in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, in a no-decision, struck out eight batters in Wednesday night's 5-4 win in 11 innings over the Reds.

Hamels has now struck out 17 batters in his last two games. Once holding a 4.14 ERA on May 2, Hamels has seen that fall to a 2.88 since. Against the Reds on Wednesday, Hamels gave up six hits and three walks. 

His next start is projected for June 8 when the Phillies and Reds play again.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels delivers quality performance on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels wasn't perfect on Friday, but he was still very good in the loss to the Rockies. Hamels went eight brilliant innings, allowing five hits and two runs. Both runs came on a pair of Troy Tulowitzki solo home runs in the first and third innings.

Unfortunately for the Phillies, Hamels was outdueld by Chad Bettis, who came with eight outs of a perfect game. Still, it was an impressive performance by Hamels, who has now pitched at least seven innings in six of his 11 starts this season.

Hamels (5-4) also tied a season-high with nine strikeouts, while walking one on the evening. He lowered his ERA to 2.91 and will take the mound next on Thursday at home against the Reds.


Phillies skipping Severino Gonzalez in weekend series vs. Rockies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) With Thursday's off-day, the Phillies will skip rookie Severino Gonzalez's next turn through the rotation, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. Gonzalez was slated to start Sunday against the Rockies.

The rotation for a three-game series vs. Colorado will be Cole Hamels on Friday, Aaron Harang on Saturday and Jerome Williams on Sunday. 


Phillies SP Cole Hamels goes eight strong innings in win Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Phillies ace left-hander Cole Hamels was masterful against the Nationals on Saturday afternoon. Hamels held the Nats to just one run on five hits in eight innings, walking one and striking out five along the way. He threw 104 pitches, with 73 going for strikes.

The only run to score on Hamels came in his final inning on an RBI-double by Ian Desmond. Hamels was able to quiet the team that leads the National League in scoring.

"They're a great lineup," Hamels said, per MLB.com. "One through nine, they've got some pitchers who hit. Every single one of them can start a rally faster than you can possibly imagine, so you just have to keep bearing down with them, you can't give in. Sometimes you look at the National League as being the weaker division, but that kind of team is an American League-style team."

Hamels (5-3) lowered his season ERA from 3.24 to 2.98. He's set to make his next start Friday against the Rockies. 


Phillies' Cole Hamels wouldn't waive no-trade clause for Blue Jays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Blue Jays inquired about Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels, but were told Hamels would not waive his 20-team no-trade clause to go to Toronto, sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman wrote Hamels turning down a trade to the Blue Jays was disappointing to the Phillies since Philadelphia likely saw Toronto as a good trade partner with all its young pitching talent (i.e. Aaron Sanchez, Daniel Norris).


Phillies P Cole Hamels earns win in Monday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) For the first time this season, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was able to pitch past the seventh inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

Hamels allowed one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings of work to pick up his fourth win of the season. He also struck out seven batters and walked one during the outing. He lowered his ERA to 3.24 after Monday’s start.

"I had the utmost confidence -- just the way we've been playing -- that we were going to put up some runs," Hamels said, per MLB.com. "I wasn't trying to be too fine, just really trying to challenge them."

After surrendering seven home runs in his first three starts of the season, Hamels has given up one home run in his last six starts. He has now pitched at least seven innings and given up two or fewer runs in three-consecutive starts.

His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday at Washington.


Could the Astros make a move for Kazmir, Buchholz or Lohse?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) It would be a surprise to most if the Astros become players in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, considering his annual salary of $24 million is about half of what the Astros' total payrolls sunk to in recent lowly years.

However, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Scott Kazmir (a Houston native), Clay Buchholz and Kyle Lohse (ties to general manager Jeff Luhnow) are the three pitchers to watch for in Houston, should they become available.


Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels strikes out nine in win Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings of work in Philadelpia's 3-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Hamels cruised through much of his start, striking out nine batters. His only issue came in the fifth inning when he loaded the bases. After striking out Sean Rodriguez, Hamels allowed an RBI single to Andrew McCutchen, scoring two runs.

Hamels, now 3-3, lowered his ERA to 3.53 in 51 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Monday against the Rockies.


Phillies P Cole Hamels strikes out eight batters in Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched seven solid innings to help lead the Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

"Cole was really in control of the game the whole night," manager Ryan Sandberg said, per MLB.com. "He had the one inning in the fourth with the run scoring on the wild pitch. He got out of that. But other than that, he was in control."

Hamels allowed one run on four hits during the outing. He also struck out eight batters and walked two. Hamels received his second win of the season for his effort and he was able to lower his ERA from 4.14 to 3.68.

"We've got a lead, so you want to make sure they earn it," Hamels said. "Not walking guys, I know that's kind of been my problem in the past. So I was just trying to go after them, and if they get on with hits, they get on with hits. I didn't really want to give them free passes."

Hamels has now gone seven innings and given up one run in two of his last three starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Pirates.


Team source says Phillies' Cole Hamels is 'too pricey' for Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) The Astros will be seeking one, if not two, starting pitchers this summer, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, even though the Astros system is loaded with elite prospects, it doesn't appear Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels will be on the Astros' radar.

"Too pricey," one Astros person suggested.


Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels struggles again


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels allowed six runs on 10 hits in six innings of work in Philadelphia's 7-0 loss to the Marlins Saturday. 

Hamels struggled early on when in the second inning third baseman Martin Prado crushed a three-run homer. Then in the third, Hamels surrendered back-to-back doubles, producing another run. Hamels would allow two more runs before getting the hook.

Hamels, now 1-3, ballooned his ERA to 4.14 and will look to get back on track Wednesday against the Pirates.


Tanaka injury not increasing Yankees interest in Cole Hamels


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Yankees sources said the team is nothing thinking more about making a trade for Phillies ace Cole Hamels in the wake of the arm injury to starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

"Not looking," a Yankees source said.

Yankees sources added they suspect the Phillies don't mind having New York connected to trade rumors involving the left-handed hurler since it could increase a potential deal with AL East foe Boston. A lot of baseball personnel still see the Red Sox as the most logical trade partner for Hamels.