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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Strained relations? Irate Hammel not happy with Maddon | Chicago Sun-Times

Want to say on the mound longer? Pitch better.

He was visibly angry when Maddon approached the mound to remove him, sought answers during a closed-door meeting with the manager after the game and didn’t hide his irritation talking to media afterward.

“I didn’t even pitch today in my mind. I barely threw 40 pitches,” said Hammel, who actually threw 39, and kept his postgame answers to even fewer syllables. “It was a side day for me pretty much.”

As recently as Friday, Maddon was asked about the future of his rotation in the context of the team putting newcomer Mike Montgomery in the mix for next year and understanding all five starters from this year would be back – if the Cubs pick up Hammel’s option.

Maddon deferred to the front office.

But it’s becoming clear where Hammel stands in the Cubs’ plans beyond this season.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 28, 2016 at 09:10 AM | 38 comment(s)
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