John Manuel and Will Kimmey

Hamels Out Up To Three Months Following Altercation

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Going into 2004, Cole Hamels was the Phillies' top prospect and one of the top lefthanders in the minor leagues. But after missing most of 2004 with biceps tendintis, Hamels will have his 2005 comeback delayed. He broke the fifth metacarpal—the long bone in the palm of the hand that leads to the pinkie finger—in his left (throwing) hand during an altercation over the weekend in Clearwater, Fla.

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