Veteran LHP Cole Hamels Looking to Make a Comeback

Left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels used to be one of the best pitchers in baseball, now he's on the outside looking in and waiting for his next chance to take the bump. The southpaw who as recently as a year and a half ago was making $18 million to pitch for the Atlanta Braves, is currently working out on his own, waiting for his next break.

Hamels is now 37, and years removed from his dominant stuff, but he still thinks he can get the job done if given the chance. The former first-round pick holds a career record of 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA. The four-time All-Star has thrown almost 2700 innings in the show and feels he's healthy now and deserving of a shot. 

The latest from MLB Networks Jon Heyman suggests Hamels "continues to throw off a mound and is building up every day but has not scheduled a showcase yet.". The 15-year veteran relies on location and timing to get hitters out, and we'll be curious to see if a general manager in the MLB thinks he's still got enough left in the tank to get some outs.

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