Cole Hamels to miss eight weeks with strained right oblique

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MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that Rangers starter Cole Hamels underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a strained right oblique. He’s expected to miss eight weeks. The Rangers recalled Anthony Bass to take the vacant roster spot as Hamels heads to the 10-day disabled list.

Hamels, 33, was scratched from Tuesday’s start against the Astros with tightness in his oblique muscle. The lefty compiled a 2-0 record with a 3.03 ERA and a 15/12 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings to start the season.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.