Cubs interested in Cole Hamels

Cubs interested in Cole Hamels

Cubs interested in Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels will be heading to the Chicago Cubs in a trade from the Texas Rangers, so long as everyone involved passes their physicals. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas.

Hamels, 34, has a 5-9 record and a 4.72 ERA this season, but has been much better on the road - and away from hitter-friendly Texas - where he has a 2.93 ERA.

On the year, his first with the Cubs, Chatwood now has a 4.98 ERA over 94.0 innings and 19 starts.

The trade was reported yesterday, and Cole Hamels gave his now-former Rangers teammates hugs as he left the ballpark during the game against the A's, but now the Cole Hamels trade is official.

It has been a hard few years for the veteran not being able to lead the Rangers to a World Series. He was traded to Texas six days later. All-Star Jon Lester and Mike Montgomery, who began the year in the bullpen, have been their most consistent performers. He's an arm who can eat some innings I suppose.

Jose Quintana was winless in June, but the Colombian lefty is showing signs of coming around.

The Yankees were also rumored to be interested in acquiring Hamels before the July 31 trade deadline.

Lacy was a 17th round pick of the Cubs in 2017. The Cubs referenced that no-hitter in a tweet after the trade was announced. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday after being sidelined by a right groin strain.

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