According to a report in the Wilmington News-Journal, the Phillies have called up Cole Hamels and Chris Booker to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
The Phillies are making good on their promise to move Hamels through the system quickly, essentially leapfrogging the Double-A level, where he made just three starts last year before injury shorted his season. The 22-year-old left-hander has made only 28 starts in his five-year pro career because of various ailments, including back and elbow problems.
Rated the No. 1 Phillies prospect by Baseball America, Hamels was 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 20.1 innings over four starts for Clearwater. When healthy, his career has been lights out.
Booker, a Rule 5 pick on a rehab assignment, must be added to the 25-man roster or be offered back to Washington by May 11.