Rich Dubee says Cole Hamels is ready to go for his first start of the year Friday in Denver.
“He’s a guy that likes a third deck and the big lights,” Dubee said. “He proved that during his first couple of the past few years and the playoff run that he had. Physically, I think he’s fine. We had that MRI and all the tests done, and there’s nothing structurally [wrong].”
If anything, Hamels was overused, causing some wear on his elbow. He last pitched in a game Saturday against the Rays, who rocked him in the first inning before he settled down.