SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Phillies announced this afternoon that Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day DL. Minutes later, the ground shook… Almost the entire Northeastern part of the US felt a rare earthquake centered in Virginia and the coverage of that more or less buried the Hamels news. More than one “earth shaking news” joke was made on twitter.
Hamels missed his last start with what the Phillies called shoulder inflammation, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. The team said at the time that they didn’t plan on putting him on the DL. Clearly, he must not have felt enough improvement to make his next start, so a DL trip just makes sense. Plus, given where the Phillies are in the standings, there’s just no rush.