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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that Cole Hamels can be traded to the Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres without his permission.
The left-hander is able to block a deal to the other 21 clubs. There's been no indication to this point that the Phillies could shop Hamels, but he would surely bring the most in return if they did decide to consider it. The left-hander holds a 2.87 ERA this season and still has four seasons remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
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Cole Hamels allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a victory over the Brewers.
The win was his first since June 6, even though he had allowed a total of nine runs -- eight earned -- in his previous five starts, twice pitching shutout ball in that span. He's 3-5 with a 2.87 for the year. The Phillies scored a total of six runs in his losses.
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Cole Hamels fell to 2-5, allowing three runs over five innings as the Marlins shut out the Phillies 5-0 on Wednesday.
The Phillies again failed to give Hamels run support, but Hamels struggled more on Wednesday than he did at any point in June. The lefty needed 97 pitches to get through five innings (thanks to a 34-pitch first inning), allowing five hits, walking four, and striking out three. Hamels still has a 2.98 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 94/33 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back in his next start against the Brewers on the road.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Blue Jays are on Cole Hamels' no-trade list.
There's been no indication that the Phillies will shop Hamels, but if they do it sounds like sending him to Toronto won't be an option. The left-hander has four years plus an option remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
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Cole Hamels got a no-decision, allowing three runs over seven innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 5-3 in 14 innings on Thursday.
All three came on solo home runs to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the third inning, to Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth, and to Marcell Ozuna in the seventh. Overall, Hamels allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out seven. All six of Hamels' June starts have registered as quality starts, and he now has a 2.84 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 91/29 K/BB ratio in 88 2/3 innings. He'll face the Marlins again next week on the road.
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Cole Hamels allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Hamels looked off on a hot and humid day in St. Louis, issuing five walks and five hits. He struck out eight but received only one run of support from the Philadelphia offense and fell to 2-4 on the year. The left-hander will bring a 2.76 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into his next start at home against the Marlins.
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Cole Hamels went a third straight start without allowing a run by blanking the Braves for seven innings on Monday.
Hamels left with a 1-0 lead, but that was blown in the ninth, leaving him with a second straight no-decision in his streak. He's pitched 22 2/3 scoreless innings in his last three starts. Hamels joined Martin Perez and Adam Wainwright as the pitchers this year with three straight starts of at least seven innings pitched and no runs allowed. The last pitcher to do it four times in a row was Brandon Webb in 2007. He actually did it five times, mixing in three shutouts.
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Cole Hamels was brilliant in a no-decision, shutting the Padres out over eight innings in Wednesday's win.
Hamels was brilliant, but he was matched pound-for-pound by Tyson Ross, who shut the Phillies out over seven innings. The lefty allowed only five hits, walked one, and struck out a season-high 11 batters. Over his last seven starts, Hamels has a 1.78 ERA and a 56/14 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. On the season, he owns a 3.07 ERA and a 70/21 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings. Hamels will face the Braves on the road in his next start.
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Cole Hamels hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings in an 8-0 win over the Reds on Friday night.
It was his longest start of the season. Hamels held the Reds to just five hits (four of them singles) and a pair of walks while whiffing seven batters. The strong effort helped the Phillies end a six-game losing streak. The southpaw has now gone seven innings in six straight starts and has his ERA down to 3.49 for the year. Those fantasy owners who were patient are beginning to enjoy the spoils. He'll try to keep the good times rolling next week against the Padres.
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Cole Hamels fell to 1-3 after allowing four runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.
Hamels pitched well overall, but made a critical mistake in the seventh inning, allowing a three-run home run to Wilin Rosario to break a 1-1 tie. The lefty allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out four. It's been a tough 2014 for Hamels, as he has a 4.43 ERA in seven starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll look for his second win in his next start at home against the Mets.