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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: 8 | Salary: $20,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/7 | Average Draft Position: 102.70
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Cole Hamels pitches seven innings in rehab finale


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels is likely to make his return to the rotation next week in Los Angeles, after twirling a gem in his final rehab start Thursday for Class A Clearwater.

Hamels tossed seven strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits. He walked one batter and struck out two while working efficiently throwing 57 of 81 pitches for strikes in the no-decision.

Hamels will likely make his return to the rotation next Tuesday against the Dodgers, after opening the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.  


'Distinct possibility' Cole Hamels rejoins rotation next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Wednesday it's a "distinct possibility" starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) makes his season debut next week against the Dodgers. Hamels is slated to make his third rehab start Thursday for Class A Clearwater.

Cole Hamels might make last rehab start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) "threw great" during his rehab start Saturday. Amaro added "it's possible" Hamels will make his final rehab start Thursday, per MLB.com.

"We’ll see how he feels after that one," Amaro said.


Cole Hamels looks sharp in Class A rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Phillies starter Cole Hamels made another rehab start Saturday at Class A Clearwater. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings of work.

He will pitch again on Thursday and could be back in the rotation as early as April 22 against the Dodgers, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports.


Cole Hamels' set for rehab start Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels will make his next rehab start Saturday for Class A Clearwater, according to MLB.com, rather than Friday. The plan after that will likely be for him to start again Thursday, before potentially being cleared to return to the rotation, after opening the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. 

Report: Cole Hamels could be back with Phillies by April 22


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels could be in line to return for an April 22 start from a shoulder ailment. That schedule is valid if he requires only two more minor league rehab starts, as team officials have indicated, according to MLB.com.

Cole Hamels scheduled for rehab start Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is scheduled to make a rehab start with Class A Clearwater Friday, MLB.com reports.

Hamels is hoping to be back with the team within two weeks. He's recovering from shoulder inflammation.


Cole Hamels might be back after two more rehab starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) said Tuesday he might return to the team's rotation after two more rehab starts.

Hamels added the goal is to get his pitch count to 90, and he said he's at 65 pitches after throwing on the side following his first rehab start Sunday. Hamels will continue to pitch for Class A Clearwater while he's on his rehab assignment.


Cole Hamels gives up two runs in rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels gave up two runs during a rehab start Sunday.

Hamels went four innings, giving up three hits and two runs. He did not issue a walk, and struck out four batters. Two solo home runs wound up doing all the damage against Hamels. He'll continue to rehab and hopes to be back in a few weeks.


Phillies set rehab debuts for Cole Hamels, Mike Adams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels and Mike Adams will begin official rehab assignments with Class A Clearwater this week, with Adams set to pitch Thursday and Hamels making his first start Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Both Adams and Hamels are recovering from shoulder issues. Hamels should be on track to return during the last week of April if he makes four rehab starts and doesn't encounter any setbacks.


Cole Hamels throws 44 pitches in intrasquad game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw 44 pitches over three innings during an intrasquad game Tuesday, giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three.

Hamels is working his way back from shoulder inflammation, and he should need three or four more outings without encountering any setbacks before he'll be ready to return.


Cole Hamels set to throw in intrasquad game Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw in a minor-league intrasquad game Tuesday at the team's spring complex in Florida, per The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Cole Hamels lands on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) The Phillies officially placed left-hander Cole Hamels on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, according to ESPN.

Hamels, who is recovering from a left shoulder inflammation, pitched in a minor league game against the Pirates Class A affiliate. He is expected to return from the DL sometime in late April.

"I'm really pleased and really confident, and what I'm able to do now is to truly get spring training in," Hamels said. "Obviously it's a little late, but I feel healthy and I think that's really the key."

Cole Hamels back into action for Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Phillies standout left-hander Cole Hamels returned to the mound for his first game action of the spring Thursday and came away encouraged, per MLB.com.

Hamels, who has been dealing with left shoulder inflammation, pitched in a minor league game against the Pirates Class A affiliate. He allowed two singles and recorded nine outs. Hamels threw 20 of 30 pitches for strikes.

He will break camp with the Phillies but soon thereafter return to Clearwarter to continue his rehab. He is expected to pitch for the big league team sometime in late April.


Cole Hamels aims for mid-to-late April return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) said he is feeling great and is aiming for a mid-to-late-April return, per Yahoo! Sports. Hamels needs to work on building up arm strength.

Cole Hamels fine after simulated game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Phillies premier right-hander Cole Hamels took another step forward in his recovery from a shoulder injury by throwing in a simulated game and reporting no pain, per the Philadelphia Inquirer, which is further reporting that he is still a month behind schedule.

Hamels is not expected to return to live game action until the end of April at the earliest.


Cole Hamels ready to face batters


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw 40-plus pitches during a bullpen session Wednesday morning. Hamels was pleased with his outing and will progress to throwing to hitters Saturday.

Cole Hamels getting closer to facing batters


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels told reporters Sunday he was feeling good after throwing 33 pitches during a bullpen session. Hamels said he plans to throw in the bullpen again Wednesday and hopes to face batters after that.

"Really thoroughly impressed just with the way I've been feeling all week," Hamels said. "I've been able to bounce back well. My strength is there."


Cole Hamels set to throw bullpen session Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is set to throw another bullpen session Sunday.

Hamels tossed one session Wednesday, but the team was unsure when he would throw again. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Hamels should be able to progress toward an exhibition game. Hamels posted a 3.60 ERA in 220 innings last year.


Pitching coach unsure of what's next for Cole Hamels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure expressed satisfaction at how Cole Hamels (shoulder) responded to a bullpen session Wednesday, but did not know when the right-hander would return to the mound, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

The goal seems to be to get Hamels into an exhibition game before spring training breaks. He will not be ready for the regular season.


Cole Hamels feels 'really good' after bullpen session


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) said his arm felt "really good" after throwing off a mound for the first time in 11 days Wednesday, per the Philadelphia Daily News. Hamels, who threw 20-30 pitches Wednesday, hopes to face live hitters soon.

"A week from now? Definitely," Hamels said. "That’s obviously the goal. But at the same time, it’s seeing how I’m going to feel, putting more workouts in, and really, ultimately building as much strength as I possible can so I have something to go off of."

Pitching coach Bob McClure feels it's possible Hamels, who won't be ready by opening day, to pitch in a spring game before camp breaks.

"He could," McCure said. "Normally he would go pen, pen, pen, a couple days off, bullpen. A couple days off, BP. A couple days off, BP. Day off, side. Two days, game. So, yeah, it could happen."


Cole Hamels slated to throw in bullpen Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. Hamels has been idle for the last week as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury.

Cole Hamels suffers setback


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has suffered a setback in his recovery from shoulder issues, according to MLB.com.

Hamels said he's feeling fatigued, and won't throw again for another week. He said he's not dealing with any shoulder pain. The team still isn't overly concerned with the injury, and no MRI has been scheduled. Hamels said he pushed it too hard, and tried to come back too fast. He wouldn't say whether he'll make it back by April.

Hamels posted a 3.60 ERA in 220 innings last season.


Cole Hamels to throw live batting practice Thursday


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) Phillies starter Cole Hamels will throw live batting practice Thursday and Sunday, according to the Philadephia Daily News

Hamels has thrown two bullpen sessions already, and this will be his first live BP session since experiencing shoulder discomfort in early February. The team thinks that -- without further setbacks -- Hamels should miss just two regular season starts. 

Hamels, 30, was 8-14 last season, with a 3.60 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He has thrown at least 200 innings in each of the last four seasons. 


Cole Hamels tosses second 'pen session, eyes batting practice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels continues to make progress in his recovery from left shoulder discomfort, and could face live hitters in a week.

Hamels tossed his second bullpen session without issue Saturday, and is progressing nicely. Assuming he avoids a setback, he told MLB.com he expects to throw a live batting practice session next week.

"Everything felt really good," Hamels said. "My pitches are really coming along. I'm really able to execute down in the zone. I know that's something Bob [McClure, pitching coach] preaches to everybody. I know I'm pretty good at doing that, so to get into my second bullpen and execute down in the zone, correct pitches within a pitch, having the control, it feels great."