Veteran pitcher Cole Hamels has retired after a failed comeback attempt with the San Diego Padres. Hamels, 39, signed a minor league with his hometown Padres in February in an effort to make it back to the big leagues. He underwent shoulder surgery in 2021 and hadn’t pitched in an MLB game since 2020, when he made one start with the Atlanta Braves. The southpaw finishes his 15-year MLB career with a 163-122 record in 423 games pitched, recording a 3.43 ERA and 2,560 strikeouts. Hamels won the 2008 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hamels finishes his career with four All-Star selections and three top-10 Cy Young Award finishes. Hamels also pitched for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs during his career.