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Hamels to have sore elbow examined in Philadelphia

Posted Mar 17 2009 2:24am

The Philadelphia Phillies are taking no chances with Cole Hamels and his sore, tight, left elbiow. reported the Phillies will fly Hamels to Philadelphia to be examined by team physicians Monday night.

The pain has been persistent, which is why he will be sent back to Philadelphia. Amaro said Hamels feels no pain when he throws, but that the elbow tightens up between innings.

"We do not think it is serious, at least at this time," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "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."

Hamels threw four innings in a Minor League scrimmage on Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Complex. The Phillies afterward reported no problems and said he remained on schedule to start Opening Day on April 5 against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.


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