The Cubs will get Hamels in exchange for righties Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named later. In order to cover the salary of Hamels, Passan notes Texas also will send a "significant amount of cash". Which will nearly certainly be bought out given that the option would pay Hamels $20 million next year. He was 11-6 last season with a 4.20 ERA in 24 starts for the Rangers.
Three years ago Wednesday, Cole Hamels threw a 13-strikeout, two-walk no-hitter at Wrigley Field in his final start for the Philadelphia Phillies, who traded him later that week to Texas. The four-time All-Star won a World Series with the Phillies in 2008. "To be able to change kind of the mindset, now to go on a first-place team, there's something inside of you that sparks when you get in those situations, " Hamels said at the Rangers' ballpark after the trade was announced. Jesse Chavez was acquired in a July 19 trade for a minor league pitcher, and the veteran reliever pitched five scoreless innings over his first four appearances with Chicago.
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The 34-year-old adds some help to a Cubs rotation that has underachieved this season, despite leading the National League Central. The versatile Escobar has played third base, shortstop and second base this season.
The Atlanta Braves traded $250,000 in global signing bonus pool allocation to the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever Jonny Venters, who started his career in Atlanta and was an all-star in 2011 before a string of elbow injuries. His Rangers contract contained a partial no-trade clause, but the Cubs were not among the teams he could block. 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.
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