Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Phillies commit to Hamels

PHILADELPHIA (The Phanatic Magazine) - The Phillies and pitcher Cole Hamels have agreed to terms on a six-year contract.

Both FOXSport sand ESPN have reported the new pact to be worth about $140 million, making it the second-largestever  for a pitcher, behind only the $161 million contract for the Yankees' CC Sabathia.

Hamels has spent his entire seven-year career with the Phillies and this season owns a record of 11-4 with a 3.23 earned run average in 19 starts, earning his third All-Star Game selection. He is 85-58 with a 3.38 ERA in 200 career games, all but one as a starter.

The 28-year-old lefty was the NLCS and World Series MVP in 2008, then signed a three-year, $20.5 million contract to avoid arbitration the following January. He signed a one-year deal this past January and was set to become a free agent after this season.

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