Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:37:28 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies do not plan to expose SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to competition during the remainder of the 2013 season. The Phillies envision Gonzalez as the No. 3 pitcher in 2014 behind SP's Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:33:33 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said SP Cole Hamels' next start will be pushed back to Thursday, July 4, because the team wants to give Hamels a mental and physical break.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:38:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks over six innings Friday, June 21, against the New York Mets, and he was charged with his MLB-leading 11th loss of the season.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:34:59 -0700
Despite mixed reports over whether Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee wants to stay in town, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he has "no desire" to trade Lee, SP Cole Hamels or RP Jonathan Papelbon. Amaro, however, did say he empathized with Lee's frustration, which partially stems from the offense's struggles to support his starts.
Fantasy Tip: Lee should be considered a top-flight fantasy option no matter where he pitches, but any inkling that he'd go to an AL team would cause a FAAB explosion in single-universe leagues.
Fri, 31 May 2013 20:35:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels suffered his ninth loss of the season Friday, May 31, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He is the first Phillies pitcher since Kid Gleason in 1891 to lose nine games before June 1.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:57:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has been named as the team's opening day starter this year.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:08:59 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay is not expected to be the team's opening day starter this year, as hitting coach Rich Dubee hinted the decision will likely come down to SPs Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. "I think it's how we line up best," Dubee said. "Realistically, we could pitch anybody the first day as far as Doc, Cole and Cliff. On most staffs, they are No. 1 starters, so they all could pitch opening day. But part of what we're thinking is trying to split those two lefties. Last year we started with two lefties (after Halladay) and I'd just like to split them up." If Halladay doesn't start opening day, it would be the first time he didn't have the assignment since 2002.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:57:30 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, in his first media interview since rumors of current shoulder soreness leaked, refuted any talk he had an injury but admitted there was some soreness in the offseason. "That's the honest truth. I wasn't the one who started it. I know I feel good and I'm ready to go. That's all I can really answer because that's where it is. It's the same program, and I'm looking forward to spring training and finally getting out of the cold," Hamels said.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:05:27 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said SP Cole Hamels (shoulder) did experience some shoulder soreness during his offseason throwing program but is fine now. Amaro said Hamels got aggressive during his program in October and contacted the team's trainer when he experienced the soreness. Hamels was shut down for a few weeks but is now doing fine and is throwing again. He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:47:23 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are not anticipating a bid for either free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers) or SP Zack Greinke (Angels). Both are expected to command $100 million or higher on the open market, and the Phillies gave SP Cole Hamels $144 million in the last offseason.