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Hamels (elbow) out for opening night

Updated: March 31, 2009, 10:37 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said Monday afternoon that Cole Hamels was officially out of the running for an opening-night start this Sunday against the Braves. Instead, he'll pitch in an exhibition game Saturday against Tampa Bay in Philadelphia.

Hamels threw 65 pitches in a minor league spring training game Monday and allowed 10 hits and three runs in four innings. He walked one and struck out five.

"He was fine," Dubee said. "I'm not looking at [how many] base ...

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