Braves LHP Hamels goes to IL, expected to miss playoffs

Braves LHP Hamels goes to IL, expected to miss playoffs

The Atlanta Braves placed left-hander Cole Hamels on the 10-day injured list Monday, with The Athletic reporting the veteran will not be available for the upcoming playoffs.

Hamels’ latest injury is a sore shoulder and it will leave him with just one start this season after signing a one-year, $18 million contract in the offseason. The 36-year-old was on the 60-day injured list earlier this season with triceps tendinitis.

Hamels’ lone outing came Sept. 16 when he gave up three runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings to the Baltimore Orioles and took the loss.

Over 15 seasons, Hamels has a career 163-122 record with a 3.43 ERA over 423 appearances (422 starts) for the Philadelphia Phillies (2006-15), Texas Rangers (2015-18), Chicago Cubs (2018-19) and the Braves.

The Braves are 31-22 and lead the National League East by three games over the Miami Marlins. Their magic number for clinching a third consecutive division title is five.

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