At least one major MLB trade went down on Wednesday night – the dealing of Phillies ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in 8-player deal.
Still though, it turned out to be a whopper.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2015
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 30, 2015
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 30, 2015
Lefy Jake Diekman and cash considerations will be heading to Texas along with Hamels. In exchange, Matt Harrison and a few prospects will head to the City of Brotherly Love.
As far as the New York Yankees level of involvement was concerned, the only thing we know as of know was that they were on the list of teams Hamels could’ve been traded to without his permission.
Cole Hamels can be traded to LAD, LAA, STL, WAS, ATL, NYY, BOS, TEX, SD without his permission, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 8, 2014
Hamels is currently sporting a 6-7 record with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts this season.
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