Published: Sat, July 28, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels

Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels

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

You don't need to do a deep dive to understand why the Cubs traded for Cole Hamels. Yahoo's Jeff Passan says Texas is sending a "significant amount" of money in the deal to cover Hamels' salary and that they will receive prospects in return.

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It was the third time in four July games he allowed seven runs, including at Baltimore when he got only two outs on 41 pitches on a day four runs were unearned.

Hamels threw a no-hitter against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 25, 2015. He played for the Phillies from 2006 to 2015 and won a World Series, a World Series MVP and an NLCS MVP with them in 2008.

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Another Major League Baseball pitcher is on the move. "We certainly know that", said Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, adding that the Cubs were one of four teams he had serious discussions about Hamels with on Thursday. The Rangers will pick up $5 million of what's left on Hamels' $22.5 million salary for this year plus the $6 million buyout on his 2019 option. It was his last start for the Phillies before being dealt to the Rangers. "I've not liked him for a long time", Maddon cracked after Chicago's 7-6 victory over Arizona on Thursday.

The Cubs are on top of the NL with a 60-42 record entering Friday night's game at St. Louis, but they haven't received much length from their starting pitching. The Cubs selected him in the 11th round of the 2017 amateur draft. This season, the lefty has a 4.72 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 114.1 innings pitched.

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