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  1. Cole Hamels to join Phillies’ rotation next Wednesday

    Apr 19, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Cole Hamels is on track to face the Dodgers next Wednesday in Los Angeles.

  2. Cole Hamels one step closer to April 22 return

    Apr 12, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Cole Hamels had a successful rehab start on Saturday and is on track to rejoin the Phillies on April 22 to face the Dodgers.

  3. Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams close to joining Phillies

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Phillies should welcome utility infielder Freddy Galvis and reliever Mike Adams back from the disabled list in the next few days.

  4. Cole Hamels could be back in two weeks

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    The Phillies’ ace could be back by the time they’re on their west coast swing at the end of the month.

  5. Giancarlo Stanton hit a 484-foot home run against the Padres

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best against the Padres on Friday night.

  6. Cole Hamels could rejoin Phillies by the end of the month

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels threw three innings in a minor league intrasquad game Tuesday, with Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reporting that he tossed 44 pitches and allowed one run while striking out three.

  7. Cole Hamels pitches in minor league game, feels “great”

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Cole Hamels fell behind this spring due to shoulder fatigue and will begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s moving in the right direction. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game this afternoon. It was his first game action of the spring. The southpaw threw…

  8. Tigers, Max Scherzer cut off extension talks

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    As first reported by MLive.com’s Chris Iott, the Tigers made a final long-term extension offer this weekend to the representatives of right-hander Max Scherzer and had it rejected. The two sides will wait until the offseason to pick the negotiations back up, and there’s obviously now a very good chance that Scherzer will be hitting…

  9. Cole Hamels throws live batting practice

    Mar 22, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels took an important step this morning in his return from shoulder tendinitis, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that he threw two innings of live batting practice to hitters. It was his first time facing live hitters this spring. Hamels, who was behind schedule at the start of camp and had…

  10. Cole Hamels nearly ready to face live hitters

    Mar 16, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has yet to make an appearance in a Grapefruit League game because of shoulder tendinitis that he developed over the winter, but he told reporters last week that his arm is starting to feel “really good” again and he is expected to take a big step forward within the next few…

  11. Cole Hamels’ injured shoulder is feeling “really good”

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels reported feeling “really good” this morning, two days after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session to test his injured shoulder, and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com writes that he’s slated to throw another bullpen session Sunday. However, according to Hamels the Sunday session will likely only be at “around 60 to 65 percent…

  12. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has a sore shoulder

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, whose $48 million contract with the Phillies was reworked into a $12 million contract because of concerns about the health of his arm, is now sidelined with shoulder problems. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Gonzalez complained of soreness during a throwing session Tuesday and the Cuban right-hander was scratched from today’s…

  13. Cole Hamels throws a bullpen session, feels good

    Mar 12, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Cole Hamels has had a wonky shoulder and folks in Philly have been worried about his health. Breathe a bit easier this morining, you guys, because Hamels threw a successful bullpen session this morning. He described it as being “free and easy” with no discomfort or laboring like he felt the last time he threw.…

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

    Mar 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    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. CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Wednesday in camp. The ace left-hander had…

  15. The Phillies might have checked in with Ervin Santana

    Mar 7, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Phillies are reeling after Cole Hamels suffered a setback, pushing his 2014 debut into May most likely. They’re thin on starting pitching depth even after adding A.J. Burnett last month. As a result, they have checked in with Ervin Santana according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Or maybe not. Matt Gelb of…

  16. Cole Hamels suffers a setback

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

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    Not good news for the Phillies: Cole Hamels suffers setback. Said he is fatigued. No pain in shoulder. But obviously not good news. Wouldn’t say if he could pitch in April. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) March 6, 2014 He was set to throw live batting practice, but now there isn’t a timetable. It’s already going…

  17. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  18. Cole Hamels on track to throw live batting practice next week

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Not much has gone right for the Phillies in the early going. They are 1-3 in the Grapefruit League thus far, having been disappointed several times already by Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Roberto Hernandez wasn’t sharp in his first outing. Jonathan Pettibone has had shoulder problems again. The cherry on top of the sundae,…

  19. Ethan Martin shut down three weeks with triceps and shoulder capsule strains

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    The Phillies’ rotation depth took a hit today, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that right-hander Ethan Martin has been shut down for three weeks due to triceps and shoulder capsule strains. Martin left Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Blue Jays due to shoulder soreness. He faced just four batters and was reportedly hitting around…

  20. Cole Hamels throws for the first time since shoulder injury

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    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. Here’s how Hamels described the mound session to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com: It was…

  21. Cole Hamels is making “tremendous progress” in recovery from left shoulder tendinitis

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Via beat writer Jim Salisbury at CSNPhilly.com: CLEARWATER, Fla. – Though still behind schedule and likely to miss one or two starts at the beginning of the regular season, Cole Hamels says he has made “tremendous progress” in bouncing back from an offseason bout of shoulder tendinitis. “I’m feeling like my body is ready to…

  22. Jordan Zimmermann isn’t concerned about signing a long-term extension with the Nationals

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann signed a two-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration back in January. The right-hander, who has finished each of the past three seasons with an ERA of 3.25 or better, had been discussing a long-term deal with the organization, but the two sides were ultimately too far apart and agreed on…

  23. Jonathan Pettibone experiencing more shoulder soreness

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    The A.J. Burnett signing is sounding more and more important for the Phillies with every piece of pitcher-related news that comes out, it seems. At around the same time the Phillies handed a contract to Burnett, they announced that Cole Hamels wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day due to shoulder tendinitis. Now, according to Jim…

  24. So long, Pirates: A.J. Burnett signs with the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Just minutes after news that Cole Hamels could miss the beginning of the season due to a biceps injury the Phillies have made a big move for the rotation: Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that they’ve signed A.J. Burnett to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says it’s worth $16 million. Burnett had two…

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