LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers signed four-time All-Star Cole Hamels to a one-year contract through the 2021 season. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated Yefry Ramírez for assignment.
Hamels, 37, returns to the Major Leagues after making one appearance for the Atlanta Braves in 2020, going 3.1 innings on September 16 at Baltimore. The 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP has been in the Major Leagues 15 seasons with stops in Philadelphia (2006-15), Texas (2015-18), Chicago (2018-19) and Atlanta (2020) and is a combined 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA (1027 ER/2698.0 ERA) with 2,560 strikeouts in 423 games. In his last full season in 2019, he went 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA (60 ER/140.1 IP) and 143 strikeouts for Chicago. The San Diego native was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in first round (17th overall) in the 2002 First Year Player Draft out Rancho Bernardo High School, CA.