MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports the Phillies have officially activated Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list. He is expected to start tonight against the Dodgers. To make room for Hamels on the roster the Phillies optioned reliever B.J. Rosenberg to Triple-A.
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.
Rosenberg, 28, is 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA and a 2.53 WHIP in eight games this season. In those eight games, he has only pitched 6.1 innings. Rosenberg has allowed almost as many home runs (3) as strikeouts he has recorded (4).
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