Left-hander Cole Hamels, 40, who led the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series championship, has made his retirement official.
The San Diego Padres announced on Friday that they have placed Hamels on the voluntary retirement list. It’s basically a retirement announcement.
Hamels signed a minor league contract with the Padres in February, but never appeared in an official game.
He hasn’t pitched in an official game since a one-game stint with the Atlanta Braves in 2020. He was effectively retired, but now it’s official.
A shoulder injury plagued him. He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021, but injuries held him back. After spending 2022 as a free agent, he tried a new challenge with the Padres, but it didn”t work out.
Despite the disappointing finish, it was a successful career. In 15 seasons in the majors, he pitched in 423 games, going 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA. He was a four-time All-Star.
He spent the most time with the Phillies, playing 10 seasons, the highlight of which was 2008. In five postseason appearances, he went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA, helping the team win the World Series. He won MVP honors in both the Championship Series and World Series.바카라사이트
The Padres also placed right-hander Craig Stamen, 39, on the voluntary retirement list on the same day.
Stamen spent seven years in the big leagues with the Washington Nationals and six with San Diego. In 562 career games, he had a 55-44 record with 109 strikeouts, six saves and a 3.66 ERA.