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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Dodgers, Cole Hamels reportedly close to deal as L.A. adds rotation depth

The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on deal with veteran free agent left-hander Cole Hamels, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. Hamels, now 37, made only one start last season with the Braves because of triceps tendinitis followed by shoulder fatigue. After his one-year contract with Atlanta expired, he went unsigned this past winter.

In 2019 with the Cubs, Hamels pitched to a 3.81 ERA and 2.55 K/BB ratio in 141 2/3 innings. For his career, Hamels has 163 wins and an ERA+ of 123 across parts of 15 MLB seasons.

Because of his age and recent injury concerns, Hamels went unsigned this past offseason. He then held a showcase for interested teams in the middle of July, and the Dodgers have reportedly emerged from that fray as the landing spot.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2021 at 11:53 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2021 at 05:31 PM (#6032866)
I'd have thought the Cards would be all over this to team him with Lester and Happ. :-)
   2. bfan Posted: August 04, 2021 at 08:25 PM (#6032895)
I am sure he can bear twice the workload which he carried last season.
   3. Cooper Nielson Posted: August 05, 2021 at 05:46 AM (#6032933)
The Dodgers have a great rotation now, but they would have an even better rotation if it was still 2014:

Kershaw 21-3, 1.77 ERA, 10.8 K/9, NL Cy Young and MVP
Scherzer 18-4, 3.15 ERA, 10.3 K/9, #5 in AL Cy Young after winning in 2013
Hamels 9-9, 2.46 ERA, 8.7 K/9, #6 in NY Cy Young
Price 15-12, 3.26 ERA, 9.8 K/9, #6 in AL Cy Young
   4. Charles S. is pretty fast for an old guy Posted: August 05, 2021 at 10:08 AM (#6032947)
This is a good situation for Hamels. He started off very well for the Cubs two years ago. If he's healthy, there's no reason to think he couldn't give the Dodgers 50 solid innings down the stretch. Very low-risk signing. He's smart, seems to know his limitation very well at this point, and he really has very little left to prove.

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