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Hamels says he's ready for Spring. (AP).
At Monday’s Philadelphia Sports Writers Association awards banquet, Cole Hamels declared his shoulder as “fine” and says he “feels good, and is ready to go” for Spring Training.
Ruben Amaro stated earlier this winter that Hamels had been shut down due to a sore shoulder, but it was not an issue. Hamels reacted to that, saying “I don’t know of anything that happened. “I’ve been healthy…I haven’t felt anything of that sort. That’s the honest truth.
“I know I feel good and I’m ready to go. That’s all I can really answer. That’s kind of where it is. Same program, ready for Spring Training and finally getting out of the cold. That will be a lot nicer. I’m very excited.”
Hamels also addressed Amaro’s comments that the Phillies were now the underdog in the division due to the Nationals and Braves taking over last year. “The other teams were ahead of us so we have a lot we have to improve on. That’s all up to the players. Ult
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Last Fall, word came out that Cole Hamels had battled offseason shoulder problem. This, of course, caused panic in Phillies nation, but the 29-year old lefty assured everyone yesterday that he was fine. He is not concerned about the shoulder at all and downplayed the severity of the issue.
Hamels said yesterday that he wasn't sure anything actually happened to his shoulder...
After a few season with the Phillies, and 13 overall in the majors, Brian Schneider has announced his retirement, according to the Allentown Morning Call.
It had been a trying few seasons with the Phillies as Schneider seemingly spent more time on the DL than on the bench, where he was the primary backup to Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies kept Schneider around because of his catching intuition...
The ifs are being addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies, and they begin with Roy Halladay. However, while Phils fans finger their worry beads, the warts on the Braves and the Nationals are quite visible.
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Former major league pitcher Jose Contreras has become the first athlete who defected from Cuba to return to his native land, thanks to a recent Cuban law that has eased travel restrictions, even for "high-level defectors."
Contreras, 41, left Cuba in 2002 to play in the majors. In his 10-year career, he has compiled a 78-67 record with a 4.55 ERA in 292 appearances (175...
Screen capture of video from mlbprospectportal.com After the Phillies added Chad Durbin today they needed to clear space on their 40-man roster. To find that space the Phillies designated for assignment minor league reliever J.C. Ramirez. Ramirez is best known (or perhaps only known) for being part of the Phillies...
Widely recognized as the Phillies’ top prospect, lefty hurler Jesse Biddle can’t wait to get his 2013 season going.
In attendance for the Phillies winter charity banquet at Lakewood’s Woodlake Country Club last week, Biddle looked forward to the event for weeks, as he feels rubbing elbows with Phils brass like assistant general manager Benny Looper, director of player development...
Brian Schneider grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a Phillies fan. So, when Schneider hit free agency in 2009, he turned down chances to start for other teams to sign with his hometown Phillies and back up starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. Now, he will retire as a member of...
How worried are you about Doc and his shoulder injury? (AP)
Roy Halladay had a bad year in 2012. It’s just that simple. He dealt with decreased velocity, shoulder troubles, and never got on track.
This is a huge year for Doc as he’s staring down the barrel of a $20 million team option for 2014. Whether he stays with the Phillies long-term could be contingent on what type of year...
Former catcher Brian Schneider has retired from baseball.
“You don’t want to retire, but you think of your family and I think more than anything it’s physically how you feel.” Schneider said.
Schneider began his big league career with Montreal in 2000. He lasted 13 years and finished with a .247/.320/.369 batting line, 67 homers and 387 RBI.
“I’d kind of like to leave...
I swear I’ve posted almost all of my instructs reports. From Phillies camp, I’ve got two of the top three picks from the most recent draft, both multi-sport athletes as the Phillies are notorious for drafting.
Mitch Gueller was the 54th overall pick (sandwich round) in June from a Washington state high school that signed for slot, nearly $950,000. Gueller was a high school quarterback...
The Phillies only had Adam Buschini in their organization for two seasons, but thought they had seen enough and released him. Now, after two seasons in independent ball, Buschini is healthy and looking to catch on with an affiliated minor league team.
The Phillies are welcoming back a member of their 2008 World Championship team. Chad Durbin signed a one-year deal with the Phillies, giving them another arm for the bullpen.
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with free agent right-handed reliever Chad Durbin, according to ESPN.com. Durbin can also earn up to $350,000 in incentives. The 35-year-old had a 3.10 ERA over 61 innings for the Atlanta Braves last season.