Shortly after news broke that Cole Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day, the Phillies reached agreement on a one-year, $16 million deal with free agent A.J. Burnett.
2014 spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies has opened with some unfortunate news. Ace Cole Hamels has reported behind schedule in his throwing program due to shoulder tendinitis.
The Nationals' bullpen in 2013 was a bit of a weakness.