Hamels Is OK, Expected to Pitch Tuesday
Asked how he felt today, Cole Hamels declined comment.
Not really. The Phillies said Hamels, who left yesterday’s game against the Brewers in the fourth inning after a line drive off Prince Fielder‘s bat hit in him in the left shoulder, is fine and is “not in jeopardy” of missing his next start Tuesday against Washington.
Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan examined Hamels today and reported no problems. Hamels was scheduled to long toss before tonight’s game and throw a bullpen session before tomorrow night’s game.
“We’ll see how he long tosses today,” Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said. “If he needs another day, he throw Sunday. I expect he’ll be alright to throw tomorrow the way he sounds.”
Charlie Manuel also said catcher Carlos Ruiz, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, could rejoin the team Wednesday against Washington. Ruiz is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday as a designated hitter for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Ruiz is scheduled to catch Sunday, DH on Monday and catch again Tuesday before potentially rejoining the team.