Today the Philadelphia Phillies placed starting pitcher Cole Hamels on the 15 day disabled list with shoulder inflammation in his pitching arm.
The arm initially started to bother Hamels after his rough outing on August 12th against the Washington Nationals when he gave up three runs and four walks in just five innings of work. Right then fans were sure something was wrong.
Unfortunately, this is another injury to add on top of Jimmy Rollins, Raul Ibanez and the off and on of Placido Polanco, but it's just something that the Phillies will have to adapt to.
Hamels was having a stellar season and competing for the NL Cy Young Award with a 13-7 record along with a 2.62 ERA, an NL leading 0.99 WHIP and 155 strikeouts.
The Phillies have decided to call up Pete Orr from AAA Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs to take his place. He will mainly take the role as a utility player for Philadelphia.
The injury should not be dreaded by fans because I believe that he will be back in time for the postseason and should only miss one start.