Phillies Activate Hamels, Rosenberg Demoted

The Phillies made it official: LHP Cole Hamels has been activated from the 15-day DL. Hamels, 30, was battling bicep tendonitis and was behind in his Spring Training throwing program. Hamels is on track to return within the expected 2-3 week, post-Opening Day time line provided by the Phillies.

RHP B.J. Rosenberg will be sent down to Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg, 28, was 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA. Rosenberg started the year with five scoreless appearances before allowing three homers in three batters on April 14, 2014 against Atlanta.



  1. bacardipr

    April 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Rosenberg should of been sent down. Its no secret and he probably already knew it. Thought we had some luck on our side it was a tough gutsy win against a good club.

  2. DavidE

    April 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I think what got him sent down was the outing against Colorado on Sunday. I thought Manship would be sent down. Rosenberg had 3 bad outings in a row and it cost him. While he got 2 outs and didn’t give up any runs on Sunday, he gave up a triple, got a fluke double play and then proceeded to walk 2 batters. It’s disappointing in that he looked great the last half of last year.

    • Ken Bland

      April 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Last sentence in particular caught my attention. He was REALLY good for a healthy stretch during that time, however exactly long it lasted, but that compounds the disappointment. I guess with his stuff, you still have to think he’ll be back, or interest another club as a trade candidate.

  3. Ken Bland

    April 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Seemingly underpublicized in tonight’s matchup is Cool Hamels trying for career win 100 in his first venture as a 30 year old.

    What’s not underpublicized is all the stuff about Hamels problems early in the year on his resume. I don’t totally disrespect that, but I feel pretty certain he’ll crank out a good one. It’s a Dodger Stadium thing, I guess. When’s the last time I looked for a poor start out of a guy starting at Dodger Stadium? I dunno. Might be the last time The Veteran Jim Kaat started a game there. What a nice man to be taking shots at.

    But I feel pretty good about Hamels tonight. Greinke, and rightfully, has that gamblers respect feature going for him that good pitchers carry. Guys like Maddux, Unit, Clemens always carried ridiculous prices almost no matter where the circumstance. Wagering 100 to win 140 on Hamels is a decent underdog wager for a lefty of his stature.

    I think my strongest conviction about tonight’s game is I think it will be another close one. Which is more comment on Cole than anything since Zack is tremendous, and has thrown a couple real gems at the Phils. Guy is totally athletic.

    Who knows…maybe the Phils can beat last year’s longest win streak of 5 (?) early this year. Lotsa work to do still to think about that, but that’d be sweet.

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