CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury reports Phillies ace Cole Hamels is set to make his season debut on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hamels threw seven innings in Single-A Clearwater allowing one run on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts last week. It was his final minor league rehab start before joining the Phillies rotation.
Hamels, 30, threw 81 pitches on Thursday night and 57 of them for strikes. He has posted a 2.12 ERA in his three rehab starts. The lefty started the season on the 15-day disabled list thanks to biceps tendinitis which pushed his offseason throwing program back.
Hamels went 8-14 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 2013 for the Phillies. In eight years with the Phillies, he is 99-74 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million deal with Philadelphia in July 2012.
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