Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs

Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs

Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs

Cole Hamels will be heading to the Chicago Cubs in a trade from the Texas Rangers, so long as everyone involved passes their physicals. Hamels played for the Phillies for almost ten seasons until being traded to the Rangers in the middle of the 2015 season.

As part of the deal, Texas will send Chicago $2,862,903 (all dollars U.S.) to cover a portion of the $7,862,903 remaining in Hamels' $22.5-million salary this year. With the Cubs over the last two seasons, he has an ERA of 3.98 in 11 starts and 10 relief appearances. Perhaps, they are remembering the no-hitter he tossed at Wrigley three years ago.

Hamels, 34, is 5-9 this season with a career-high 4.72 ERA in 20 starts.

Hamels is a four-time All-Star and the 2008 World Series MVP. "We certainly know that", said Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, adding the Cubs were one of four teams he had serious discussions about on Thursday. "I have to rank him as a pretty competent left-handed pitcher".

The Chicago Cubs have found that veteran starter that they hope will give them some help down the stretch in 2018.

Butler, 27, was out of minor-league options. Lacy, an 11th-round pick in last year's draft out of Creighton, was assigned to Class A Down East. Butler is 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in eight appearances this year.

Around the same time as the Yankees' trade for Happ, Chatwood struggled through another rocky start at Wrigley, walking six Arizona Diamondbacks batters and failing to make it out of the fifth inning; the Cubs bailed him out with a walk-off win on an Anthony Rizzo home run.

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