Left-hander Cole Hamels (40), who led the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series championship, has made his retirement official.
The San Diego Padres announced on 메이저사이트 the 5th (Korean time) that Hamels was placed on the ‘voluntary retirement list’. In a word, it is a declaration of retirement.
Hamels signed a minor league contract with the Padres in February, but did not pitch in a single official game.
Since starting one game for the Atlanta Braves in 2020, he hasn’t pitched in an official game. He was in fact retired, but this time it was made official.
A shoulder injury plagued him. He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021, but injuries got in the way. After spending 2022 as a wild man, he took on a new challenge with the Padres, but was also unsuccessful.
The ending was disappointing, but it was a successful career. He appeared in 423 games over 15 seasons in the major leagues, going 163-122 with a 3.43 earned run average. He was selected as an All-Star four times.
He spent most of his time playing 10 seasons in Philadelphia alone. The peak was in 2008. He went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five appearances in the postseason, contributing to the team’s World Series victory. He dominated MVP in the Championship Series and World Series.
Meanwhile, the Padres also put right-hander Craig Stamen (39) on the voluntary retirement list on the same day.
Stamen played 7 years in the big leagues with the Washington Nationals and 6 years with the San Diego Padres. He went 55-44 with 109 holds and 6 saves with a 3.66 earned run average in 562 career games.