The Atlanta Braves had expected to have Cole Hamels available for 162 games when they signed him to a one-year $18 million contract. Now the club is happy the veteran left-hander will finally be available, even if it is Game 50 of a 60-game season.
Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday when the visiting Braves play the finale of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Left-hander Keegan Akin (0-1, 4.61 ERA) will opposed the 36-year-old Hamels.
Baltimore (21-27) has won the last three series against the Braves (29-20).
“These are some of those older guys we were counting on to carry some of that starting load,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker told reporters. “Now we’re finally getting them back.”
In addition to Hamels, the Braves expect to get No. 1 starter Max Fried back on Friday. The left-hander missed a start with back spasms and was placed on the injured
Upstate News Headlines
- Hear Mumford & Sons Play Babel Deep Cuts and More on This Day in 2012
- AC/DC Reunite & Tease New Album
- Monsterland's Dreary, Uneven Fairy Tale Anthology Is Committed to Bumming You Out
- ABCs of Horror: “A” Is for Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
- Raised by Wolves Finale: What In Sol's Name Did I Just Watch?
- Laura Jane Grace Surprise Releases New Album Stay Alive
- What PEN15 Gets Right About the Wild West of Early 2000s Chatroom Culture
- The 40 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now
- Bendy Birds Yoga Thursday at Birds Fly South
- Al Michaels Has Message For Those Pushing ‘NFL Ratings Tank’ Narrative: ‘What Are You Talking About?: TRAINA THOUGHTS