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Cole Hamels placed on 60-day IL, ending his season

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The former World Series MVP won’t throw a pitch for the Dodgers in 2021

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Well, we can always say that Cole Hamels never allowed a run during his Dodgers tenure.

On Monday, the Dodgers placed Hamels on the 60-day injured list, ending his season before it could even begin.

Hamels signed a major league deal that will pay him $1 million, meaning he made a million bucks to not pitcher for the Dodgers. Hey, where can I sign a contract like that?

As mentioned in our article when Hamels was signed, he made just one start in 2020 with the Braves, starting the truncated season on the injured list with triceps tendinitis, then getting shut down in September with left shoulder fatigue. He pitched 3⅓ innings last year, after averaging 30 starts and 192 innings the previous 14 seasons, never less than 23 starts in one season.

Just last week, Dave Roberts was asked about the plan for Hamels. He said they were going to continue to build him up, hoping he could get to about five innings by September.

Hamels was scheduled to throw two simulated innings at Dodger Stadium, but only lasted one.

There isn’t an update as to what specifically the injury is.