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Cole Hamels, 37, intends to pitch this year, but his throwing session for MLB scouts has not been scheduled yet. The San Fransisco Giants are among the teams to express preliminary interest in Hamels, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Cole Hamels, who missed most of the 2020 season with a lingering shoulder injury, started one game for the Atlanta Braves. Landing spot could ultimately dictate if Hamels winds up flirting with streaming value this season.
Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that several teams are interested in signing free LHP Cole Hamels.
According to Heyman, Hamels has been working out everyday and focused on being healthy. He was limited to one start last season due to shoulder fatigue. Hamels wants to prove he has something left in the tank and is considering “showcasing” himself to MLB teams. The 36-year-old will look to recover from an injury marred 2020 campaign after posting a 3.81 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 141 2/3 innings in 2019.
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Cole Hamels (shoulder) is finished for the 2020 season.
Hamels was placed on the IL on Monday but his GM confirms that he won't pitch again this year. The 36-year-old winds up making just one start for the Braves after signing a one-year deal prior to the season. Hamels threw a bullpen following his first start against the Orioles but wound up reporting that his shoulder just doesn't feel strong enough. Atlanta was hoping to have him at his best for their postseason run, but that'll no longer be the case.
Braves pitcher Cole Hamels allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 3 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Hamels wasn't particularly impressive on Wednesday, but he is essentially doing his rehab assignment in live games right now, so it's not surprising to see him a little rusty. He will look to get a little more stretched out when he takes on the Marlins at home in his next start.
Cole Hamels (triceps) is scheduled to come off the injured list to start on Wednesday against the Orioles.
This will be Hamels' first start of the season. He is probably going to be limited in his first start or two so there's no need for fantasy managers to feel compelled to start him. The Braves are hoping he can get stretched out in time for postseason play.