The 40-year-old veteran is preparing to return to the major leagues. This is the story of Cole Hamels (40), a veteran left-handed pitcher who has not played in a single game for the past two years.
On the 28th (Korean time), John Heyman, a major league source, informed Hamels of his personal SNS. Heyman said, “Hamels pitched in Texas that day and threw 88-91 mph. He looked insanely good and he’s going to get a lot of attention from the team.”
Hamels is one of the leading left-handed pitchers in the major leagues. His 2006 debut marked his 18th year in the big leagues. He also has a bold career, including being selected as an All-Star three times, being named MVP of the National League Championship once, and winning the World Series once. His career record is 163 wins, 122 losses in 423 games, 2698 innings, 2560 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.18.
Hamels’ career has been flawless, but his left shoulder injury has taken a toll on him in recent years. He has no record of pitching in the major leagues since the last 2020 season, when he started for one game. He had been missing from the mound for the past two years, and after his contract with the LA Dodgers ended in the 2021 season, his team could not be saved. 메이저놀이터
Some even circulated rumors of his retirement, but Hamels said he could not end his career as it is. In an interview with the American local media ‘AP’ last month, he expressed his intention to return, saying, “I’m not ready to retire yet. I still want to play in the major leagues and throw in the playoffs.”
A healthy Hamels could definitely help a team in need of a left-handed pitcher. Although not as good as he was in his prime, his outstanding skills and wealth of experience are expected to revitalize the mound.
Major league fans expressed their anticipation, saying, “Hamels’ career average velocity was 91.6 mph. It’s not a bad sign that he has that velocity in January.”
Hamels is dreaming of the day he will be on the mound in the big leagues once again. Fans are paying attention to whether he can succeed in his comeback after seeing hope in pitching.