Aug 162011
Hamels will skip a start; Polanco not having surgery, going on the disabled list

The Phillies injury situation just got some optimistic, if not necessarily good, news. The MRI that Cole Hamels underwent on Monday revealed inflammation to the posterior of the rotator cuff but no structural damage, per Whew. As of now, he’s going to skip his start Friday and give the joint some rest, but that’s [More…]

Aug 162011
Phillies Injury Update: Hamels gets MRI on shoulder

Well, this isn’t a surprise.  A Phillies player has an injury that is at first downplayed but now sounds ominously serious. Per Leslie Gudel, on Monday Cole Hamels underwent a precautionary MRI on his left pitching shoulder.  Hamels struggled in his last start, afterward offering up the excuse of a “dead arm” due to his [More…]

Aug 142011
Phillies Runaround: Crush Nationals 11-3; Hamels arm is fine; sign Dave Bush; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Oswalt shines in Phils’ win over careless Nationals August 14 CSN Philly Twenty-five starts and more than 172 innings into his season, Cole Hamels is the first of the Phillies‘ aces to contend with the dreaded “dead arm” period. Typically, [More…]

Aug 132011
Cole Hamels deals with stiff arm in loss to Nationals

An off night for Cole Hamels may have an explanation.  Per Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, Hamels is dealing with a stiff arm. “[Cole] was stiff,” Manuel said in his post-game presser.  “It looked like was having a hard time getting loose.  He didn’t have command and his shoulder wasn’t getting loose. He was having a hard time [More…]