Cole Hamels Not At Braves' Spring Training


According to Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, newly acquired pitcher Cole Hamels is not down in Orlando for Spring Training.

Instead, Hamels is in Dallas. Why? He irritated his pitching shoulder doing weighted-ball exercises and will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.

NEWS #Braves starter Cole Hamels hurt his shoulder during an off-season workout. He is still home in Texas, not yet at spring training; expected here soon. Here's manager Brian Snitker on what happened ⬇️

— FOX 5 Sports (@FOX5Sports) February 12, 2020

The Braves inked Hamels to a one-year deal, $18 million deal in the offseason.

The veteran left-hander will not be ready in time for Opening Day per Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos.

Cole Hamels will not have time to be ready for opening-day roster, #Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos said. Hamels told them it's nothing serious. But missing 3 weeks at least, he won't have enough time to build up and be ready by opening day.

— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) February 12, 2020