Cole Hamels, Phils avoid arbitration
PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels got one big raise. He'll have to wait for another one.
Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed on a $15 million, one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. The 2008 World Series MVP is eligible for free agency after the season and could be in line to get at least a $100 million deal.
Hamels' salary is the highest ever for any arbitration-eligible pitcher before being eligible for free agency. In 2005, Roger Clemens accepted arbitration ...
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