Left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels is entering his ninth Major League Baseball season, all nine with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The 30 year old lefty has been working through a couple rehab starts after suffering a biceps injury but could be returning to the Phillies near the end of the month. According to Jim Salisbury on Twitter, Hamels could return to the Phillies as soon as April 22.
Cole Hamels pitched 6 strong for Clearwater tonight. Allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 0 BB, 6 Ks. Will pitch again Thurs. Could join Phils Ap 22 in LA
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) April 12, 2014
Today at High-A Clearwater, Hamels threw six solid innings, allowing allowing one run. Cole gave up five hits but did not walk a batter, while striking out six. He’s scheduled to make another rehab start this Thursday as his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers is getting closer and closer.
Thursday, April 17 will be Clearwater’s home opener against Lakeland. They’ll take on Lakeland for three games, then the Daytona Cubs for three.
This has to be great news for Philadelphia faithful.