Player Spotlight: Cole Hamels

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Player Spotlight: Cole Hamels
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SP Cole Hamels, Phillies April 11, 2009

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SP Cole Hamels,Phillies, Heading into the 2009 season there has been much apprehension about Cole Hamels elbow inflammation dilemma, a problem that caused the young right-hander to miss the majority of spring training, and also his opening day assignment.

Unfortunately, as he returned to the mound on April 10th, he did nothing to alleviate concerns about his health, yielding an exorbitant 11 hits, and seven earned runs in just 3.2 innings.

Indeed, despite his back to back exemplary seasons in 2007 and 2008 where he totaled 29 wins with outstanding ratios (3.22 ERA, 1.10 WHIP over the past two years), Hamels has had a minor history of elbow problems.

Most recently, he missed one month of the 2007 season with a mild strain, so hopefully this is similar situation and he will get back on track soon.

Keep an eye on Hamels pitch velocity for a clue on his recovery, he normally should be around 90 MPH on his fastball.
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