Cole Hamels News Archive
Hamels has officially been named the Phillies' Opening Day starter, Ryan Lawrence of Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Hamels said he has some work to do before his fastball command is where it should be once the regular season begins, the Phillies' official site reports. "It's nowhere where I expect it to be, but that's what I have to work toward the next two weeks," Hamels said. "That's what I'm going to build up to, is really to be able to focus and be able to get the fastball location down more of the nine out of 10 [times], as opposed to probably where I'm at -- at two out of 10."
The Yankees have come the closest of any team to landing Hamels in a trade, the Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox sent a scout to Clearwater (Fla.) to watch Hamels make his spring-training debut Friday, the Boston Globe reports.
Hamels continues to be the subject of trade talks between the Phillies and the Red Sox, the Boston Herald reports.