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.

There was one major deal in Major League Baseball on Wednesday night, but unfortunately for fans of the New York Mets it didn’t involve the name Carlos Gomez.

Still though, it turned out to be a whopper.

According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, Philadelphia Phillies ace lefty Cole Hamels is heading to the Texas Rangers in an eight player deal.

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.

Hamels is currently sporting a 6-7 record with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts this season.

Photo by steve_trapani


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