Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sigh of relief: No structural damage for Hamels

Those of you who have been holding your breath for the last 24 hours may now exhale. Cole Hamels went back to Philadelphia to get a sore elbow checked out yesterday and today the results are out and the news is good: doctors found no structural damage in his left elbow.

While this news doesn't necessarily mean that Hamels will be ready for Opening Day, it does mean that he has no serious issues with his arm. In fact, I hope the Phillies take their time with Hamels and don't bother rushing him back for the start of the season. Let him take a few weeks or a month off at the start of the year, the Phils don't need Hamels in April nearly as much as they need him in September. Given his injury history, let King Cole take all the time he needs.

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