Veteran left-hander Cole Hamels has been out of baseball for a little while.
After joining the Atlanta Braves in 2020, Hamels came down with an arm injury and missed the majority of the shortened season.
In 2021, he attempted a comeback and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But after suffering a shoulder injury, he never appeared in an MLB game.
However, he appears to be making another bid for a comeback.
According to Jon Heyman, the 39-year-old threw for teams today in Arlington, Texas.
Heyman noted that the teams present were quite impressed with what he was able to do and that he might generate some interest.
Cole Hamels threw for teams today in Arlington, Texas, and was said to look “insanely good.” Predicts he will receive interest off this session. 88-91 mph.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 27, 2023
Hamels has had a solid career.
He earned NLCS and World Series MVP honors with the Philadelphia Phillies during their championship run in 2008.
He has also earned four All-Star selections.
The veteran lefty made his debut with the Phillies in 2006 and was with the team until 2015, when he was dealt to the Texas Rangers at the trade deadline.
He joined the Chicago Cubs in 2019 for the stretch run of the season.
Since then, the left-hander and former ace has not been quite the same.
Injuries have derailed him and cost him much time.
But he doesn’t appear to be done just yet.
The teams present for his session are unknown as of now, but there are several teams who could still use some pitching.
It all of course depends on if Hamels is hoping to start or pitch in relief, and what role teams have in mind for him.
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