What sore shoulder?
In his first interaction with Philadelphia reporters since the 2012 season ended, Phillies ace Cole Hamels denied on Monday night that he had experienced shoulder soreness early this offseason.
"I don't even know what it was about," Hamels said before the 109th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association awards dinner in Cherry Hill, N.J. "I've been healthy. That's the last thing on my list."
Earlier this month, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed to CSNPhilly.com that Hamels had felt some shoulder soreness while throwing in October. Amaro said Hamels contacted team athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and was briefly shut down. Amaro said Hamels recovered and was able to resume his offseason throwing.
Asked about being shut down, Hamels said: "I haven't even thought of anything of that sort. I haven't even picked up the paper, so I don't know anything about it. That's the honest truth. I don't know. I wasn't the one that started it. I know I feel good, and I'm ready to go. That's all I can really answer."