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Los Angeles Dodgers place Cole Hamels on 60-day IL, call up Neftali Feliz

Sep 6, 2020; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves injured pitcher Cole Hamels throws from the  pitchers mound after  the completion of the game against the Washington Nationals at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2020; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves injured pitcher Cole Hamels throws from the pitchers mound after the completion of the game against the Washington Nationals at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers hoped Cole Hamels could remedy some of their rotation issues, but that plan ended Monday when the left-hander was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Hamels, who signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Dodgers in early August, experienced arm pain following a simulated game Aug. 7. He was set to receive a $200,000 bonus for every start he made for the Dodgers, but he never was able to pitch an inning for the defending World Series champions.

Los Angeles is already without three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw as well as pitchers Tony Gonsolin, Danny Duffy and Julio Urias due to various injuries.

The Dodgers selected the contract of Neftali Feliz and recalled Andre Jackson from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. In corresponding moves, the team optioned pitchers Darien Nunez and Edwin Uceta to Oklahoma City.

Feliz, an All-Star in 2010, gave up four runs in one inning for the Philadelphia Phillies over two major league appearances earlier this season.

Jackson, who has never appeared in the majors, was 5-2 with a 3.28 ERA spanning 71 1/3 innings in Double-A and Triple-A this year.

Nunez logged 7 2/3 innings for the Dodgers this season, yielding seven runs in six games, including one start.

Uceta is 0-3 with a 6.64 ERA in 14 games (one start) for Los Angeles this year.

Limited to 3 1/3 innings for the Atlanta Braves last season due to a shoulder injury, Hamels is 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA in his 15-year career. He was named MVP of both the National League Championship Series and the World Series in 2008 as he propelled the Phillies to the title.

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