Hamels set for Braves debut vs. Orioles

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  • September 16, 2020
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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

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