Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels

Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels”

Last season the pitcher was 11-6 with a 4.20 ERA, which was preceded by an All-Star 2016 campaign where he was 15-5 with a 3.32 ERA. Grant of the Dallas Morning News was the first to report the agreement.

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers for a group on minor league prospects, according to sources.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that at least RHP Rollie Lacy will be included in the deal with a player to be named later heading to the Rangers in exchange for Hamels.

Hamels has been with Texas since 2015. The Braves and Phillies are believed to have interest, and the Nationals reportedly had interest earlier this week. However, Hamels has much better numbers on the road (2.93 ERA) than at home (6.41 ERA). The veteran lefty has not pitched well this season (4.72 ERA), as his velocity has fluctuated and he has endured home run problems. The deal, which would also include the Rangers sending cash to offset part of the $10 million in 2018 salary still owed to Hamels, was unofficial pending medical information. He can not block trades to the Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Astros, Mets, Mariners, Cardinals, Rays, and Nationals.

Chicago entered the season with a solid on-paper rotation featuring Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and offseason signees Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood, but Darvish has missed significant time due to a triceps issue while Chatwood has walked more hitters than anyone in baseball. Darvish is signed through 2023.

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