Cole Hamels Could Return Sooner Than Anticipated

Good news, everyone! CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that Cole Hamels “feels great” and could need only two more rehab starts before returning to the team. The Inquirer’s Matt Gelb says Hamels is shooting for April 22 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Hamels has been rehabbing after missing spring training with tendonitis in his left shoulder.

The Phillies are still debating about who to use on Saturday against the Marlins. If Hamels returns on the 22nd, then the Phillies would only need one additional start out of some combination of Jonathan Pettibone, Jeff Manship, and David Buchanan.

When Hamels returns, it’ll be hard not to feel good about the Phillies three out of five days, with Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett as well.

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  1. Francisco (FC)

    April 08, 2014 02:34 PM

    Good news, everyone!

    Why am I reading this in Professor Farnsworth’s voice?

      • Francisco (FC)

        April 09, 2014 12:48 PM

        I’m sure you’re aware that whenever the good professor gave out good news it was usually anything but! :-)

  2. Finn44

    April 09, 2014 10:28 AM

    Thank you for pointing out the reference and the reference. Now I may always picture Mr. Baer with a lab coat and coke bottle glasses.

  3. Pedantic Baseball Jerk

    April 09, 2014 12:43 PM

    “*whom to use”
    also
    “*two out of five days”

    • Bill Baer

      April 09, 2014 01:18 PM

      Three out of five is correct, since I’m referencing Hamels, Lee, and Burnett.

      Whom is correct, but I’m not a grammar prescriptivist.

      • Pedantic Baseball Jerk

        April 09, 2014 01:20 PM

        I was making an A.J. Burnett joke. I’m not very good at trolling.

  4. Mark66

    April 09, 2014 02:00 PM

    I keep wondering why Howard limps when he runs. It was stated that he was 100% healthy for the start of this season. So why does he run with a limp ?? Is there something wrong with his legs that will continue to bother his hitting ??

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