Atlanta Braves newly acquired starting pitcher Cole Hamels won’t be ready for the start of the season

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February 12, 2020, 11:06 PM

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NORTH PORT, Fla. — Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels won’t be ready for the start of the season after hurting his pitching shoulder during an offseason workout.

General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Hamels will be shut down for at least three weeks. Anthopoulos said Wednesday the 36-year-old Hamels hurt his shoulder while throwing a weighted ball in an attempt to build strength for spring training.

Hamels signed an $18 million, one-year deal with Atlanta on Dec. 4 to add experience to a young rotation that also

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