Cole Hamels SP PHI 3 days 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 PHI 6 days 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.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 week ago

Hamels (5-6) gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings against the Yankees on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out three.

Hamels was skipped in his last turn through the rotation due to a hamstring strain, but he seemed to be over it. Unfortunately, he wasn't effective, giving up five runs for the second time in three starts. Hamels has been generally excellent this year, but he may be distracted by the trade rumors circling his name, as his 10-year career with the Phillies may be coming to an end soon. He's lined up to make his next start Tuesday against Milwaukee.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 week ago

Hamels (hamstring) does not have no-trade protection from the Rangers, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

A previous report suggested Hamels would likely waive his no-trade clause to join the Rangers, but his willingness apparently won't be a factor, as Texas isn't one of the 20 teams covered by the clause. Although the Rangers and Phillies apparently have an ongoing dialogue, there hasn't been any indication that a deal is imminent. In the more immediate future, Hamels is expected to make Wednesday's start in the Bronx, after missing his previous outing because of a minor hamstring issue.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

The Rangers and Phillies have an ongoing dialogue about Hamels (hamstring), who is willing to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to Texas, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

The Rangers will likely get two or three potential big-league starters back from injuries within the next few weeks, but they still won't have anything close to an ace on the roster, and even the depth will still be questionable. The Phillies, meanwhile, have arguably been even worse than expected this season, and the Rangers have enough minor-league talent to put together an attractive package. Other teams could enter the mix, but most of the big spenders are either close to their self-imposed financial limits or not in need of a starter. A trade -- to Texas or elsewhere -- doesn't appear imminent, but it increasingly seems likely that Hamels will be moved by July. For the more immediate future, he's expected to make Wednesday's start against the Yankees, after a mild hamstring strain caused him to miss his last outing.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Strasburg (hamstring) indicated Sunday that his bullpen session went well and that he will pitch Wednesday against the Yankees, Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Hamels was scratched from his start Sunday due to a mild hamstring strain, but indicated earlier he didn't believe a DL stint would be required and expected to make his next start. That appears to indeed be the case following his bullpen session barring a setback over the next couple days.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Hamels (hamstring) told reporters Friday that he will not require a DL stint and plans to make his next scheduled start, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start Friday due to a mild hamstring strain, but the lefty hurler doesn't believe that it will cause him to miss any more time. His next scheduled start would come Wednesday against the Yankees.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Hamels (hamstring) may just miss one start, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Hamels, who tweaked his hamstring during a workout Tuesday, will continue to be evaluated. He was scratched from his start Friday and will be replaced by Phillippe Aumont.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Hamels has a mild right hamstring strain and will not make his scheduled start Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

This comes as a surprise, as there was no note of Hamels suffering an injury in his last start. It remains to be seen if Hamels will be able to make his start next week, and there should be more information about his status this weekend. Phillippe Aumont will make the start Friday in place of Hamels.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 3 weeks ago

Hamels tossed seven scoreless innings against the Pirates on Sunday. He allowed four hits while striking out 12 and walking just one.

Hamels is now 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA and a 103:31 K:BB ratio in 94.1 innings pitched this season. Wins will continue to be difficult to come by while Hamels remains on the Phillies. A trade to a contender would help Hamels' chances of adding some wins to go with the rest of his excellent numbers. His next start will come at home against the Cardinals.