Red Sox Attended Cole Hamels Showcase on Friday, Is the Veteran Left-Hander a Viable Option?

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The Red Sox were one of 20 teams in attendance to watch veteran Cole Hamels throw in his personal showcase. The 37-year-old threw two 30-pitch sessions on Friday for teams. 


Hamels is attempting to make a comeback to the big leagues following getting hurt last season. Last season, Hamels was with the Braves but only pitched 3 1/3 innings. He would go onto miss the remainder of the season following suffering injuries to his triceps and he had shoulder issues. 


According to MLB.com, Hamels’ fastball velocity averaged 88.5 mph, his fastball did top out at 90 mph. Hamels also threw his secondary pitches for scouts in attendance. The feedback was that he his pitches had good action but his location wasn’t sharp. 


It’s unknown the full extent of the Red Sox interest in Hamels. Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is certainly doing his due diligence on the veteran left-hander. 


The Red Sox will be looking for upgrades to their roster over the coming days. The MLB Trade Deadline is on July 30 and Bloom could look to add to his rotation through the trade market. 


Boston will be getting back left-hander Chris Sale shortly as he completes his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Sale will pitch for Portland on Tuesday. 


Until then, there will be additional speculation regarding upgrades to the big league roster. Hamels feels more like due diligence than a serious option for the rotation. 


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