Todd Zolecki reports Cole Hamels is flying back to Philadelphia for an elbow examination.
General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he’s still optimistic Hamels could make his opening night start April 5:
“We do not think it is serious, at least at this time. We thought it was important for Dr. Ciccotti to check him out and see if there is anything more serious than what we think it is. He’ll decide once he sees him tomorrow morning if he needs to do any testing or any further testing. … But he’s had a little persistent soreness and we want to be cautious about it and have him checked out.”
More to come.