MLB notebook: Phillies' Hamels will rest after latest setback
Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels won't throw off a mound for at least another week after feeling fatigue from his latest throwing session.
The Phillies' Opening Day starter in 2013, Hamels entered spring training behind schedule following biceps tendinitis in November. Hamels said after Saturday's mound session, his third of spring training, he doesn't feel 100 percent.
“I believe I threw 35 pitches,” the 30-year-old left-hander said. “To my body it felt like a thousand.”
Hamels was scheduled to face hitters for the first time in a bullpen session Thursday, but that was canceled. Asked whether he believed he could join the Phillies' rotation in April, Hamels was noncommittal.
Hamilton tests injury
MLB.com reported Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has begun to run on a treadmill, his first step in returning from a strained left hamstring. Hamilton injured his hamstring Feb. 27 during a baserunning drill. Hamilton said he'll need 45 to 55 spring training at-bats to get ready for the regular season.
Jeter ends drought
Derek Jeter got two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training in the Yankees' 4-3 win over the Phillies. Jeter, limited to 17 games last season after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs, grounded out in the first inning, then singled to left in the third and doubled to center in the fifth.
The Cardinals and third baseman Matt Carpenter are discussing a multi-year extension that would cement the leadoff hitter's place as part of the team's core. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed that he has had discussions with Carpenter's agent and that the potential exists for a multiyear contract. Carpenter, 28, led the NL last season with 199 hits, 126 runs scored and 55 doubles in his first full season as an everyday player.
D-Backs' Arroyo ailing
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury. Arroyo was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday and had an MRI, which revealed a slightly bulging disk. The 37-year-old right-hander, who agreed last month to a $23.5 million, two-year contract, has never has been on the disabled list.
Mets pitchers returning
Three big pieces of the Mets' pitching staff are closer to appearing in spring training games. Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday. Niese (shoulder) and Colon (calf) have been slowed by minor injuries, and Parnell is coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
Renowned surgeon dies
Dr. Frank Jobe, the Dodgers team physician who in 1974 performed the first elbow ligament transfer surgery on Tommy John — a procedure that bears the pitcher's name — died Thursday. He was 88. The Dodgers announced Jobe's death on their website.
More charges for duo
Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, who pleaded guilty last month to the 2011 Dodger Stadium beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, were indicted by a federal grand jury on a weapons charge, according to court documents.
Back after son's death
Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill reported to camp Thursday following the death of son Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died Feb. 24.
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