Hamels has shoulder scare
The Philadelphia Phillies had a nice scare this off season as Cole Hamels has reported shoulder soreness. According to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr said the pitcher had the scare because he got “too aggressive” with his off season throwing program. Luckily for the team and pitcher there’s nothing wrong and it was just that soreness.
Amaro confirmed that the issue arose early in the offseason and the GM disclosed that Hamels actually had “some shoulder soreness at the end of the season.” Amaro said that shoulder soreness was “not uncommon.”
According to Amaro, Hamels “got aggressive” with his throwing program sometime in October. The pitcher, according to Amaro, “had some soreness” and contacted [head athletic trainer] Scott Sheridan.
“We shut him down for a couple of weeks, but he’s fine now,” Amaro said. “He was being proactive more than anything else, which is good. We backed him off and slowed him down, but he’s back throwing now and doing fine. He’s had no complaints.” (CSN Philly)
Personally, I’m not surprised that he had soreness. If he’s throwing in October as prep for the next season and getting “aggressive” with it, then that’s a bad recipe. He just never gave his body time to heal, luckily there was no serious damage.
The most surprising thing to me is that the Phillies were able to keep this quiet for so long.