Instead of retiring, Cole Hamels (San Diego Padres), who once again challenged the major leagues with his hometown team, is scheduled to pitch for the third time on this day.
Reporter Kevin Acey of the ‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ said on the 4th (Korean time), “Hamels will continue pitching in the third spring camp bullpen that day. He plans to pitch about 35 pitches, and when he can pitch about 45 pitches later, he is expected to pitch live.”
The 39-year-old Hamels will be entering his 16th season when he returns to the major leagues. He made his debut with the Philadelphia Phillies, but his hometown of San Diego is no stranger to it. All eyes are on whether Hamels will be able to light the last spark in his hometown.
Hamels last appearance in the majors was with the Atlanta Braves in 2020. However, he only appeared in one game at that time. His frequent injuries continue to hold him back.
He recorded a career record of 163 wins, 122 losses, ERA of 3.43 and 2,560 strikeouts, was selected as an All-Star four times, and won the World Series MVP and NLCS MVP along with winning the 2008 World Series.메이저사이트
However, it doesn’t seem easy for him to break through San Diego’s starting lineup. Joe Musgrove is out with a broken toe, but Darvish Yu, Blake Snell, Nick Martinez, Seth Lugo and Michael Waka are all in their place.
In addition, young blood such as Rhys Knair, Jay Groom, Ryan Weathers, Brand Honeywell Jr., and Adrian Morejon are also entering the competition. In order to re-enter the big leagues, spring training is required. Attention is focusing on whether his challenge can end with a happy ending.