Cole Hamels RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phillies Reportedly Had Disgraceful Lowball Offer for Cole Hamels Before He Signed With Braves

    12 Up "The Atlanta Braves pulled off quite a shocker on Wednesday as they signed free agent southpaw Cole Hamels to a one-year deal worth $18 million. In the wake of the news, it was reported that Hamels' decision was aided due to conversations he had with Ryan Howard and..." December 05

  • Cole Hamels, Braves reach 1-year, $18 million deal

    ESPN "Left-hander Cole Hamels and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Hamels, when right, was every bit as good as anyone in the National League last season, but he was plagued by injuries,..." December 04

  • Cole Hamels drawing league-wide interest, open to signing with White Sox

    The Score "Veteran left-hander Cole Hamels is on the free-agent market for the first time in his 14-year-career and he may not have much difficulty finding a new home. Hamels told Chuck Garfien of NBC Sports Chicago on the "White Sox Talk" podcast that his agent has..." December 03

  • Hamels' agent already received calls from 14 teams

    The Score "Cole Hamels' agent has been busy. John Boggs, who represents the veteran left-hander, told Jayson Stark of The Athletic that he has received calls from 14 teams already. While Boggs didn't name specific teams, the Philadelphia..." November 23

  • Cole Hamels has received interest from 14 teams

    Clutch Points "Free-agent left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels has received interest from 14 teams, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic. Stark reports that Hamels is seeking either a one-year deal at a high salary or a two-year pact north of what New York Yankees lefty J.A...." November 22

  • Dellin Betances? Cole Hamels? How Mets can spend their Zack Wheeler money

    New York Post "The Mets had to be prepared for the slim possibility Zack Wheeler would accept their qualifying offer and return to the rotation next season. So, theoretically, that’s $17.8 million the Mets had budgeted toward pitching for 2020 that became available when Wheeler last..." November 18

  • Cole Hamels Drawing Significant Interest " Cole Hamels will turn 36 years old next month. He has thrown 1,958 innings over the past decade, sixth most in the Major Leagues during that span. Those are attributes one might associate with a pitcher nearing the end of his career. Hamels is not doing that. He plans to..." November 13

  • 7 free agents who could sign early "The slow burn of free agency in recent years has become the norm, with players and clubs dancing with each other throughout the offseason before ultimately matching up. But once in a while, a team and a player match up so easily, the signing gets done before the calendar turns to..." November 08

  • Cole Hamels-Phillies reunion? It could make sense "The Phillies need starting pitchers and Cole Hamels needs a job. It sure seems like an obvious fit. “I know Philly is finally trying to make that push,” Hamels told this week. “They’re building their roster. If I fit on their roster..." November 07

  • Rumor: Brewers could be an option for Cole Hamels in free agency

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Brewers are coming off of a disappointing season that saw them lose to the Washington Nationals in the Wild Card round of the National League playoffs. Washington went on to win the World Series, but it puts the Brewers in an interesting position of needing to..." November 06

  • Cubs roster moves: No qualifying offer to Cole Hamels, Colin Rea added to 40-man roster

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Lefthander Cole Hamels became a free agent the day after the World Series ended. I had thought the Cubs might make him a qualifying offer ($17.8 million this year), but that is apparently not..." November 05

  • Cole Hamels On Impending Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a frank interview with The Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, veteran starter Cole Hamels indicated an openness–if not downright interest–in pitching for an NL Central club next season, regardless of whether or not the Cubs elect to re-sign him (link). While the..." October 07

  • Cole Hamels to start Saturday with an eye toward '20 "Cole Hamels wants to take the mound one last time for the Cubs not only for this season, but also with next year in mind. Hamels is heading into free agency for the first time in his 14-year career in the big leagues and will do so following a season that was marred by injuries...." September 27

  • Cole Hamels Dealing With Shoulder Fatigue

    Clutch Points "Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels has reportedly been dealing with “shoulder fatigue,” and will not make his scheduled start on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Right-hander Alec Mills will start in his place, according to Jesse Rogers of..." September 20

  • Cubs activate left-hander Cole Hamels from paternity list

    Sporting News "Chicago put Cole Hamels on the paternity list Tuesday, but now he's back - he and his wife had their fifth child - and ready to help his team. The Cubs announced Friday that they are activating the 35-year-old left-hander for the weekend. Hamels will replace right-hander..." August 30

  • 'Baby steps' in the right direction for Cole Hamels

    NBC Sports Chicago "Cole Hamels is working on so much stuff mechanically right now, he compared his pitching delivery to a golf swing and how "you're thinking about like 10 different things and you can't hit the ball off the tee box." The veteran southpaw picked up the win Tuesday night..." August 21

  • Cole Hamels returns to Philadelphia for the first time

    NBC Sports Chicago "Tonight, as Cole Hamels is set to pitch against his first team, the Philadelphia Phillies, I am reminded of the truth of the major league journey. It was Phillies spring training in 2004 when I sat in the dugout and saw Hamels pitch for the first time. I was the aging veteran, a role..." August 14

  • Cubs Activate Cole Hamels From the IL and DFA Brad Brach

    Cubs Insider "The Cubs announced Saturday that they have designated Brad Brach for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for Cole Hamels to return from the IL. Brach was signed this winter in an attempt to bolster the bullpen, but immediately faced a challenge when his contract was restructured due..." August 03

  • Joe Maddon tells reporters that Cole Hamels will start Saturday against Brewers

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Cubs could use a boost after losing two out of three to the Brewers and Cardinals in back-to-back series and they are getting one. Cole Hamels is set to start Saturday against the Brewers. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters after the 8-0 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday that the..." August 02

  • Cole Hamels finishes rehab outing strong, could return to Cubs this week

    NBC Sports Chicago "Regardless of what the Cubs do ahead of the trade deadline this week, their roster should get a big boost in the near future. Cole Hamels threw another rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa Sunday afternoon, tossing two scoreless innings after allowing 3 runs in the first inning. He..." July 29

  • Cole Hamels Set to Begin Throwing Program Friday in Recovery From Oblique Injury

    12 Up "The Cubs just got some fairly promising injury news. Cole Hamels suffered a left oblique strain in late June, expected to sideline him for multiple weeks. He suffered the injury during a start against the Cincinnati Reds, being pulled after just one inning. The veteran..." July 12

  • MLB trade rumors: Cole Hamels to Phillies if Cubs tailspin continues?

    Newark Star-Ledger "So you’re saying there’s a chance. For many Phillies fans, last summer’s decision to sit out the Cole Hamelstrade rumor sweepstakes is a decision that has been haunting for almost an entire calendar year. Hamels was revived by moving from the..." July 08

  • Did Cubs lose their best chance at another All-Star rep with Cole Hamels’ oblique injury?

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs might have lost more than the services of left-hander Cole Hamels for the next several weeks because of the strained left oblique he suffered Friday. The injury also might have cost them an All-Star representative next week in Cleveland. Hamels (6-3, 2.98..." June 30

  • Cole Hamels believes his left oblique strain isn’t as severe as the 2017 injury that cost him 2 months

    Chicago Tribune "Cole Hamels doesn’t believe the left oblique strain he suffered Friday night is as severe as a similar injury to his right side that caused him to miss nearly two months in 2017 with the Rangers. Hamels admitted he returned a week too early from that injury, however, so he was..." June 29

  • Cole Hamels Leaves Cubs Game With Injury

    The Big Lead "Cole Hamels left his start Friday night with an apparent injury. Hamels allowed a run in the first inning, then after throwing a warmup pitch before the second inning he walked off the mound. He was replaced by Mike Montgomery. Hamels apparently felt something in his left side and..." June 28

  • MLB Free Agent Stock Watch: Ageless Cole Hamels set up for nice payday in first try at free agency

    CBS Sports "T-minus four weeks and six days until the July 31 trade deadline. It is a single July 31 trade deadline now, so there's no chance to add help -- or unload veterans -- on trade waivers in August. All those teams on the postseason bubble have only a few more weeks to decide whether to cash..." June 27