Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News has the announcement …
So, there you go: Cole Hamels is “named” Opening Day starter. Breaking news!
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) March 29, 2015
Hamels tossed five scoreless innings in his latest Grapefruit League start. He’ll take on the Red Sox on April 6 — a team he has been connected to in trade talks throughout the offseason.
The 31-year-old lefty posted a 2.46 ERA and 198 strikeouts in 204 2/3 innings last summer.