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Hamels Hits the DL, But It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds

Aug 23, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

Cole Hamels was placed on the 15-day DL today as Pete Orr was recalled, but it's not as bad as you'd think.

The Phillies placed Cole Hamels on the 15-day DL this afternoon, but things aren’t as bad as that would make it sound. Hamels was aiming to start this Friday against the Marlins, but the team has instead pushed him back until the series opener against the Reds on Monday. This simply gives Hamels a few more days rest and allows them to recall Pete Orr, which they did today as well. Why Orr? I’d agree with Todd Zolecki’s guess that Orr gives them another body on the bench as Raul Ibanez is banged up.

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