Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels has been cleared to start Monday against the Seattle Mariners after recovering from a groin injury, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hamels was scratched from his last start due to the ailment, but the issue was never considered serious.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels, who was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to groin soreness, could start Monday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Rangers are waiting to see if Hamels has any lingering effects after a Friday bullpen session before they schedule his next start.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 weeks ago

The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that pitcher Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday because of a sore groin, according to MLB.com. Hamels is unlikely to be placed on the disabled list because of the injury and the team has yet to decide whether he will be skipped in the rotation or simply pushed back a couple of days. “I don’t want to change the dynamic too much,” Hamels said. “There is a way they have approached pitchers that has allowed them to be the best they can. When you are on a roll, you definitely want to be on a schedule. At the same time, I haven’t proven anything yet.” The Rangers' options include pushing Martin Perez up a day to pitch Thursday on normal rest, or promoting Chi Chi Gonzalez from the minor leagues to make a spot start.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers on Friday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hamels has a 3.64 ERA in 128.2 innings this season is expected to join the rotation Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 1 month ago

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Hamels struck out 13 batters, while the Cubs were no-hit for the first time since 1965. "Nothing will top winning a World Series, but this is right under it," said Hamels in an interview after the game. The no-hit bid looked to be at risk of being broken up when Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant sent a deep fly to the warning track with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but center fielder Odubel Herrera recovered in time to make the catch. Hamels, who had allowed 14 runs in his previous two outings, has been the subject of rampant trade rumors of late and is widely expected to be moved before the July 31 deadline despite four years and nearly $80 million left on his contract.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 months ago

Hamels will make his next start Sunday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Hamels could have started Friday, but the Phillies will give him some extra rest coming out of the All-Star break. Hamels is coming off the worst start of his career, but has been very good overall this season. He is 5-7 with a 3.63 ERA and a 123:37 K:BB ratio in 116.2 innings.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 months ago

Hamels was torched for nine runs on 12 hits in 3.1 innings against the Giants on Friday.

The nine runs allowed were a career high for Hamels and the 12 hits tied a career high. It is fair to say this was the worst start of his career. Hamels saw his ERA inflate from 3.02 to 3.63 with the poor outing. He will likely make his next start in the Phillies' first game after the All-Star break.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 months ago

Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday. He allowed six hits while striking out six and walking none.

Hamels continues to pitch well, but he hasn't picked up a win since May 23 thanks to the Phillies' anemic offense. He has allowed two runs or less in five of his last seven starts. His run support of 2.38 per nine innings is the worst in baseball. He will face the Giants in his final start before the All-Star break.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 months ago

Hamels gave up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings Tuesday against the Brewers.

In what appeared to be a pretty juicy matchup, Hamels exited after the seventh inning in line for the win but Ken Giles ended up coughing it up in the eighth inning. Hamels usually pitches like a front line starter, but it would certainly add to his fantasy value if he found his way to a team where he could be better aided by the players around him. He will make his next start Sunday in Atlanta.

Cole Hamels SP TEX 2 months ago

Hamels said he will be open-minded when considering any trade to a team on his no-trade list, CSN Philadelphia reports.

There have been a few reports recently that said Hamels would block trades to Toronto or Houston. Those teams are on his no-trade list, but Hamels said he has not been approached about any deals. Hamels cannot block deals to the Yankees, Rangers, Nationals, Cardinals, Braves, Padres, Dodgers, Cubs and Mets.