Here we go again. Cole Hamels, who was behind schedule due to biceps/shoulder tendinitis, is now shut down for a week.
Another setback for Cole: his arm is “fatigued out” and he’s putting the brakes on his throwing program. Probably won’t pitch in April.
— Chris Branch (@ChrisBranchTNJ) March 6, 2014
That’s pretty devastating news as the Phillies co-Ace will now be missing for the first month of the season, a month in which the Phillies can ill afford to fall too far behind the front-running Nationals and Braves. Instead of having Hamels for five starts, give or take, the Phillies will now have to rely on someone who was unlikely to make the rotation out of spring.