Cole Hamels RUMORS & NEWS

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Cole Hamels can be traded to LAD, LAA, STL, WAS, ATL, NYY, BOS, TEX, SD without his permission, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

  • Cole Hamels not living up to massive contract

    CSN Philly "Here's a question nobody wants to ask: Is Cole Hamels living up to his contract? The reluctance to address the topic is understandable. Plenty have already questioned the contracts for Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon. If the idea starts circulating that Hamels, too, isn't living up to his..." May 08

  • Hernandez spells Hamels, shines in Phillies' win

    CSN Philly "Roberto Hernandez didn’t find out until Saturday afternoon he was starting against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon. Maybe Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg should keep these things secret from Hernandez more often. Making an emergency start in place of ailing Cole Hamels, who’s been battling..." May 05

  • Cole Hamels wasn’t too pleased at being pulled after 86 pitches

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels made his 2014 debut last night in Los Angeles and he pitched well, allowing two runs over six innings and tossing 86 pitches. Then Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the game. The problem: the Phillies’ bullpen sucks and last night they sucked again, allowing three runs. Another problem:..." April 24

  • Back and ready: It's Cole Hamels time

    CSN Philly "The wait is over. Cole Hamels makes his 2014 season debut Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. “I’m excited to see him,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It’s been a while. This is the day I’ve been waiting for. I like the possibilities of this rotation and..." April 23

  • Phillies activated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list

    Rotoworld "Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Dodgers. While it's not an ideal first matchup, the left-hander held a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 17 innings during his rehab assignment and can be safely penciled into fantasy lineups from the get-go. " April 23

  • Cole Hamels poised to return to rotation "In the last 2 days, the Phillies have watched the two pitchers atop their rotation post two of the team's top pitching performances of the young season. Cole Hamels looks plenty ready to join the party. In what was very likely his final minor league rehab start, Hamels pitched seven strong..." April 18

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Amaro also agrees Hamels might need just two more rehab starts. Pitching Saturday and April 17, which could have him back by April 22.

  • Hamels could pitch for Phillies in 2 weeks

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels could be ready to pitch for the Phillies as they wrap up a three-city west-coast trip in two weeks. Maybe. Hamels, working his way back to the rotation with an extended spring training of sorts, is scheduled to pitch for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers on Friday in Lakeland,..." April 08

  • Cole Hamels solid in minor-league outing

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels threw 44 pitches and recorded 10 outs against 12 hitters in a minor-league outing on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. Pitching for Single A Lakewood against Single A Clearwater in a game between Phils' minor leaguers, Hamels struck out three, walked two and gave up a pair of hits and a..." April 02

  • Cole Hamels returns to mound "Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game, his first outing of the spring as he works to recover from biceps tendinitis. The left-hander said he felt well after recording nine outs and throwing 20 of 30 pitches for strikes against Pittsburgh's..." March 27

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    Matt Gelb @magelb

    Cole Hamels was thrilled with his bullpen session. Threw twice in three days. "Now I just have to get the innings," he said.

  • Bullpen session a positive step for Hamels "Cole Hamels called this a big week, and Wednesday represented another step forward for him. Hamels threw 40-plus pitches in a bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK on Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday. Hamels..." March 19

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Hamels threw bullpen this morning. McClure said it went well. Chance Hamels could pitch in game this month, but ...

  • Cole Hamels will test his sore left shoulder Wednesday by throwing a bullpen session

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels arrived at the Phillies’ spring training complex last month with tendinitis in his left shoulder and then suffered a setback last Friday. He’s hoping this week will finally bring some amount of progress.’s Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels is scheduled to toss a..." March 11

  • Cole Hamels suffers setback; could miss April "On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session...." March 06

  • Cole Hamels throws for the first time since shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels still may have to begin the season on the disabled list because offseason shoulder tendinitis put him behind schedule in Phillies camp, but this morning the left-hander felt good enough to throw his first bullpen session of spring training." February 26

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Two updates: Hamels aiming to throw off mound for first time a week from today. Adams threw flat ground today, aiming for Feb.27 off mound.

  • 150d
    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Cole Hamels says he is behind in throwing program because of shoulder tendinitis this off season. Feels good now but behind. More coming

  • Cole Hamels hits on the issues: Team chemistry

    CSN Philly "In five of his first six major league seasons, Cole Hamels experienced the thrill of postseason baseball. But he and his Phillies teammates have spent the last two Octobers at home. “It’s been miserable,” Hamels said Monday. “I don’t even want to watch the postseason. I want to be part of..." January 28

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades.

  • Cole Hamels, Phillies tame Mets, 6-2 "In a season where Murphy’s Law has been in place for the first five months at least the Phillies can enter the final month of 2013 not having to worry about a thing concerning Cole Hamels. Despite his league leading loss total the 29-year-old lefthander has slowly but surely looked like..." August 29

  • Hamels quiets Werth and Phillies beat Nationals 4-2 "Dan Baker paused for drama. The public address announcer did not speak until the cheers for a Cole Hamels strikeout subsided. Finally, he bellowed those three words. Rightfielder Jayson Werth! A thinned crowd at Citizens Bank Park hung on every pitch Tuesday in the critical moment of a 4-2..." July 10

  • Hamels earns much-needed win, helps Phils improve to .500

    CSN Philly "There have been a few comparisons regarding Cole Hamels’ rough 2009 season, where he went 10-11 with a 4.32 ERA and bombed during the playoffs a year after he was the MVP of the NLCS and World Series, and the difficult start to the 2013 season. Those comparisons are silly, Hamels says. “In..." June 06

  • Hamels' misfortunes continue in loss to Nationals

    CSN Philly "If Cole Hamels is feeling frustrated by the lack of support from his teammates, he did a pretty good job masking it after Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 loss to Washington at Nationals Park. Though he was masterful through six innings, trading zero after zero on the scoreboard with Nats ace Stephen..." May 27

  • Cole Hamels drops to 1-8 as Phillies fall to Nats

    Courier-Post "Cole Hamels looked sharp in his navy blue suit as he talked about his mostly sharp performance 30 minutes after Sunday’s game, five days after he refused to speak to the media following a tough loss in Miami. Hamels didn’t say much. He spoke of how baseball can be a cruel game sometimes, and..." May 27

  • Struggling Hamels brushes off reporters again "The last time Cole Hamels threw a pitch with his team in the lead was April 7. It was a crisp Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, in the high 50s, with the wind gusting to center. The season was six games old. In the fifth inning, Billy Butler smashed a 92-m.p.h. Hamels fastball to left for a..." May 22

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels needs an adjustment "THREE MONTHS ago, before the official announcement, Roy Halladay endorsed Cole Hamels as the new leader of the Phillies' rotation. Halladay had started 10 straight times on Opening Day, dating back to his days in Toronto, but in the early part of spring training the aging veteran acknowledged..." May 16

  • Hamels works toward opener

    Courier-Post "While his big-league teammates hopped across the bay to Tampa to play the Yankees, Cole Hamels hung out with a herd of minor leaguers. There was no cause for concern, however, as Hamels was scheduled to pitch at the Carpenter Complex instead of George M. Steinbrenner Field. Phillies officials..." March 17

  • Phillies notes: Hamels to start season opener

    Courier-Post "The Phillies announced their Opening Day starting pitcher Thursday in about the stealthiest way they could, sending out an announcement a couple days after reporters tired of asking the question. The choice was clear. Coming off a career season and monster six-year, $144 million contract, there..." March 15

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels: 'I ran into a bullet today'

    USA Today "There will be no official documentation of Cole Hamels' outing on Tuesday. And he's eternally grateful for that. Hamels was just getting his proverbial spring work in against the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team. Since it was an exhibition - not even a Grapefruit League game..." March 05

  • Hamels sharp as quest for World Series begins

    CSN Philly "Team USA officials asked Cole Hamels to pitch in the World Baseball Classic this spring. He politely declined. He’s saving his bullets for the fight for the National League East crown and battles beyond. “I don’t think it’s the smartest thing for pitchers to do,” Hamels said of the WBC...." February 24

  • Hamels to Start Spring Opener

    Phillies Nation "It’s official: according to Ryan Lawrence, Cole Hamels will start the Grapefruit League opener against the Houston Astros this Saturday, with speculation running rampant that Hamels will also be pegged the Opening Day starter. Pitching coach Rich Dubee believes he will use Hamels, Roy Halladay,..." February 20

  • Underdog title suits Phillies' Hamels just fine

    Allentown Morning Call "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. might want to open his checkbook and buy the players on his 40-man roster some themed T-shirts. Anything with the phrase "underdog" on it will work for pitcher Cole Hamels, who made his request official at Monday's Philadelphia Sports Writers..." January 29

  • Hamels downplays shoulder issue from last year "Cole Hamels gave a few Phillies fans a moment of panic earlier this month when word spread he suffered from a sore left shoulder late last season. Hamels' reaction when asked about it Tuesday? "I don't know of anything that happened," he insisted. "I've been healthy. That's the last thing on..." January 29

  • Lee and Hamels: Statistical Twins (But Not In Wins)

    The Good Phight "I'd like to think that most people would see Cliff Lee's and Cole Hamels' 2012 seasons as a kind of death knell for the pitching "win" as a thing. One (it doesn't even matter which) threw 215 ? innings, another 211; one gave up 79 runs, one 80. One posted a 131 ERA+, one 127. In runs-allowed..." December 18

  • Hamels' 2012 matched only by 2 other Phillies

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels' brilliant 2012 season came to an end Sunday afternoon with seven innings and a win in Miami. Hamels retired the first 10 batters he faced with some of the best stuff he's shown all season and a few hours later his 17th win was cemented by Jonathan Papelbon's 38th save. "Without a..." October 01

  • Hamels Picks Up 17th Win, Phillies Down Marlins

    Phillies Nation "What a season for Cole Hamels. He was clearly one of the few bright spots for the entirety of the year in Philadelphia, and that continued today as he fanned eight over seven innings in the Phillies 4-1 win. The victory gave him 17 on the season, a new career high. And with those eight..." September 30

  • Smoldering Cole: Phillies 4, Marlins 1

    The Good Phight "Cole Hamels has been either "the" ace or "an" ace of the Phillies almost since he made his major league debut in 2006. But for a variety of reasons, he's never made an Opening Day start. From 2007 through 2009, Brett Myers did the honors (in 2009, a minor injury pushed Hamels back); in each of the..." September 30

  • Illness cleared up, Hamels rejoins Phillies and will start Sunday "Cole Hamels rejoined the Phillies on Thursday after missing Wednesday's scheduled start because of a stomach illness. Turns out Hamels had a bad salad. But Hamels said he felt fine Thursday morning and is scheduled to make his next start Sunday evening against the Atlanta Braves at Turner..." August 30

  • Cole Hamels scratched from Wednesday start "Cole Hamels has been scratched from Wednesday's start with a gastrointestinal illness, according to's Danny Knobler. The Phillies have called up Tyler Cloyd to replace Hamels in the rotation. The start will be the first of Cloyd's career. The 25-year-old righty has a 2.26 ERA..." August 29

  • Hamels upset by rainy pitching conditions

    CSN Philly "It was slated to be a matchup between two pitchers contending for the Cy Young Award. In one corner was the Phillies' Cole Hamels, arguably putting together his best regular season. In the other was Johnny Cueto, the Reds' Tiant-esque righty whose style, flair and repertoire of pitches had him..." August 24

  • Hamels strong again, leads Phils over Brewers

    CSN Philly "When a team is 19 games out of first place in mid-August, you take your storylines where you can get them. For these down-and-out Phillies, there are only a handful of meaningful dramas to keep an eye on as the season moves into its final act. One is the auditions that young players such as..." August 19

  • 2nd straight shutout puts Hamels in Cy Young race

    CSN Philly "Though the Phillies have faded from contention, there are still storylines worth following on this team. Cole Hamels' place in the National League Cy Young race is certainly one of them. With seven weeks remaining in the season, Hamels is probably a second-tier candidate for the award. But..." August 14

  • Streak against Phillies ends in shutout loss

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The same reason the Braves have been good for the last month or so is the same reason they've been so good lately against the Phillies – strong starting pitching. They'd won seven in a row against the Phillies – their longest streak since shortly after the Olympics left Atlanta in 1996 – by..." August 08

  • Cole Hamels' $144 million deal is the type he'd never give a player were he running the Phillies

    Yahoo! Sports "When he retires, Cole Hamels plans to get away from baseball. He's got kids to raise and businesses to run and life to live. That doesn't preclude him from playing fantasy GM now and again, constructing in his mind the sort of team he would build were he in charge. He knows one thing: There's..." July 27

  • Phillies get Cole in their stockings

    Courier-Post "For Cole Hamels, remaining a Phillie was about recognizing a passionate fans base and remaining loyal to the organization that drafted him a decade ago. The newly minted $144 million man said money was never the issue. "You'd play for free?" quipped Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.,..." July 26

  • Phillies Get Cole in Their Early Christmas Stocking

    Grantland "Cole Hamels agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Phillies that will pay him $144 million over six years. Looks like the biggest move of the trade deadline [puts on sunglasses] … wasn't a trade at all. The deal is the second-largest ever for a pitcher, topping Johan Santana's..." July 25

  • Reports: Hamels agrees to six-year deal

    CSN Philly "It appears Cole Hamels is staying with the Phillies. According to multiple reports, citing sources, Hamels has agreed to a six-year contract. reports it is worth more than $137.5 million, and more than $140 million. The contract is the second largest for a starting..." July 25

  • Report: Hamels, Phillies agree to $140 million deal

    Courier-Post "ESPN is reporting this morning that the Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher Cole Hamels have agreed to a six-year agreement worth a little more than $140 million. If the report based on sources is true, the 28-year-old Hamels will become the second-highest paid pitcher in history. Only the..." July 25

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