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Cole Hamels placed on DL, but expected to start Monday

Aug 23, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels reacts to a balk call during the fifth inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has placed Cole Hamels on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, but because the stint is backdated to August 13 he’ll be eligible to return Sunday.

For now at least Hamels remains the Phillies’ scheduled starter for Monday’s game against the Reds, so it looks like the DL move is mostly just so they can add Pete Orr as an extra bench player in the meantime.

Hamels had been scheduled to start Friday, so barring another setback the Phillies are basically just pushing back his next start by three days.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Should of done this to begin with.

  2. xmatt0926x - Aug 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    The only problem is that all of the major Phillies injuries have been preceeded by “it’s nothing to worry about, just a little soreness” only to be followed by news that it was much more serious than was let on. Hopefully that’s not the case here.

    • bleedgreen - Aug 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM

      Agreed. They have been saying “Nothing to see here. Day to day.” When really they mean “Yeah he’ll be down for 3 weeks to a month” for every injury this year. “No DL stint expected” = place bets NOW that the DL stint is coming.

  3. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 23, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Hamels is fine. Threw bullpen today…Dubee said he looked “absolutely fabulous”.

    • cleverbob - Aug 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM

      Dubee later gave an update on Oswalt’s back, calling it “perfectly scrumptious”.

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