Cole Hamels simply pulled off the heist of the century, however he probably wouldn’t see it that means. After signing with the Dodgers lower than two weeks in the past to shore up the tip of the rotation, Hamels landed on the 60-day IL, successfully ending his season and certain his profession.
For his two weeks of ‘work,’ Hamels will pocket $1 million of a $3.05 million contract. The 37-year-old former All-Star additionally handled arm points final season with the Atlanta Braves, which restricted him to at least one begin. This summer time, he had positioned himself as a veteran choice for a contending staff chasing a hoop. The Dodgers ‘won’ the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, as they desperately want some pitching depth for his or her injury-ridden employees (Trevor Bauer can also be nonetheless not taking part in whereas on administrative depart).
Manager Dave Roberts stated Hamels was working towards in Arizona when his arm “didn’t respond well,” though Roberts wasn’t positive whether or not the irritation occurred throughout a bullpen session or throwing to hitters. Roberts didn’t elaborate on the precise damage.
“We’re just sad for Cole because he did everything he could to put himself in a position to get back on a major league team and pitch major league innings,” Roberts stated. “Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.”
Hamels has been regular for fifteen years, now probably retiring with a profession 163-122 file and a couple of,560 strikeouts. He received a World Series with Philadelphia in 2008, and likewise took house the WS MVP that postseason, too.
“All the stuff that we had leading up to us courting him, watching other teams court him, our scouts and everyone felt really good about it,” Roberts added. “It’s an easy bet on the player, the person and what he’s done.”
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