Hours after missing out on left-hander, who was acquired by the , the turned their attention to a different southpaw and appear to have found what they were seeking.
Chicago has agreed to a trade with thefor left-hander , according to sources of .
Minor-league pitcher Rollie Lacy is one of two pitchers and a player to be named later heading to Texas, according to two sources of the. A source tells Wilson one of the players going to the Rangers is “not a prospect.”
The deal is pending an exchange of medical information, according to a source of.
Texas will also send a significant amount of cash to Chicago to cover the pitcher’s salary, Passan adds, while thereports the the Cubs are only expected to absorb about $4 million of what is still owed to Hamels.
The 34-year-old Hamels is a highly decorated pitcher, winning a World Series with thein 2008, the same season he was named the NLCS and World Series MVP.
His recent work isn’t as stellar, however.
Pitching at hitter-friendly Globe Life Field hasn’t helped Hamels’ numbers, as the veteran hurler had been more effective on the road.
Hamels has struggled in his last five starts, posting an eye-popping 10.23 ERA, but moving into a pennant race might motivate him, especially considering one of the greatest pitching performances of his career came at Wrigley Field in 2015 when he threw a no-hitter for the Phillies.
Over his 13 seasons in the bigs, Hamels owns a 152-111 record with a 3.43 ERA in 382 starts. He’s a four-time All-Star and has finished among the top 10 in Cy Young voting on four occasions.
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