The inevitable happened.
The Braves sent veteran arm Cole Hamels to the 45-day DL today due to tricep tendinitis. David O’Brien broke the news moments ago.
#Braves opened one spot by outrighting Yonder Alsonso to their satellite Gwinnett camp, and opened another by putting Cole Hamels (triceps tedinitis) on the 45-day IL (it's 45-day instead of 60 in this shortened season).
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 23, 2020
The loss of newly-acquired Hamels eliminates a strong veteran presence around the clubhouse and, of course, opens up a spot in the rotation.
Hamels is expected to return mid-September. In the meantime, Touki Toussaint and Kyle Wright are available to fill the role.
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