Cole Hamels has made a ton of money over the past two seasons with very little work to show for it.
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed Hamels on the 60-day injured list. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says that Hamels had some arm pain and was shut down for the season.
This is the second season in a row where Hamels has been shut down before the end of the season. Last season, the 37-year-old tossed just 3.1 innings in his only start before being shut down due to triceps and shoulder issues.
He was on a 1-year, $18 million deal last season that got prorated for the shortened season. He was paid a prorated amount of $6,666,667.
The Dodgers ended up signing him this year, giving him $1 million guaranteed, plus $200,000 per start. They’re on the hook for the $1 million.