Cole Hamels (40), who returned to the mound in the major leagues instead of retiring at an unforeseen age, caught the ball for the first time after signing with the San Diego Padres).
The Athletic had his first bullpen pitch since Hamels signed a minor league contract with San Diego on the 24th (hereafter Korean time).
Now, Hamels is aiming to return to the major leagues by taking the mound in an exhibition game in San Diego. This will be the first comeback in three years since the 2020 season.
2019 was the last year that Hamels had a normal season. He pitched 141 2/3 innings in 27 games for the Chicago Cubs, going 7-7 with a 3.81 earned run average. 온라인바카라
Injury history and age of 40 are clear weaknesses. However, Hamels is a left-handed starting pitcher who once commanded the major leagues. He was selected as an All-Star four times in his career.
After playing just one game in the 2020 season, Hamels did not appear in the 2021 and 2022 seasons due to injuries and sluggishness. It seemed like he was going to retire.
However, Hamels announced his return at the age of 40 and recently signed a minor league contract with San Diego. Attention is focusing on what results Hamels’ challenge will lead to.