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35 Cole Hamels SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/27/1983 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $20,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/83 | Average Draft Position: 36.07
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Report: Cole Hamels traded to Rangers in blockbuster deal


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels, one of the top targets on the trade market, has reportedly been traded to the Rangers as part of an eight-player and cash deal between the teams, per multiple sources.  

Hamels, who is coming off a no-hitter last Sunday, is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts this season, but the left-hander is considered to be one of the top pitchers in the game, compiling 114 wins in his 10-year career, all with Philadelphia. In addition to Hamels, the Rangers also receive reliever Jake Diekman. 

The rebuilding Phillies get a large haul of young talent, including lefty starter Matt Harrison, top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and pitchers Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff and Jake Thompson. 

The trade has not been officially announced by either team. 


Rangers closing in on deal for Phillies' Cole Hamels


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Rangers are on the verge of acquiring left-handed starter Cole Hamels from the Phillies, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. 

Hamels as been the source of many trade rumors over the past several weeks, with teams like the Astros, Dodgers and the Yankees all reportedly having shown interest in the three-time All-Star. 

Hamels tossed a no-hitter against the Cubs in his most recent start on Saturday.

The deal is not yet complete, and it is not known what other player or players are involved in the potential trade.


Phillies SP Aaron Harang will start Thursday; push Hamels back


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Phillies announced that starting pitcher Aaron Harang, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury, will start on Thursday.

Harang's start will push back pitcher Cole Hamels, who was originally slated to throw on Friday. Hamels is at the center of continuous trade talks.


Phillies push back Cole Hamels' next start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels had his next start pushed back from Thursday to Friday, reports MLB.com.

With the trade deadline at 4 p.m. Friday, pushing the start back would prevent Hamels from suffering an injury before the deadline. Hamels has been involved in numerous trade rumors recently.


Report: Yankees, Diamondbacks eyeing Phillies SP Cole Hamels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Two more teams have reportedly thrown their hats in the ring for Phillies on-the-block starter Cole Hamels.

Included are the Diamondbacks, who have inquired about the left-hander, per ESPN, which has added that the Astros are still making a big push to get Hamels.

Another is the Yankees, according to MLB.com, which is claiming that the Bronx Bombers will not part with premier prospects such as pitcher Luis Severino, outfielder Aaron Judge, shortstop Jorge Mateo and first baseman Greg Bird to land Hamels.

Their reluctance to do so could make them a longshot.


Report: Rangers leaders to land Phillies' Cole Hamels


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) The Rangers had two scouts in Chicago on Saturday to watch Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels throw a no-hitter in his last start before the non-waivers trade deadline.

The Yankees and Red Sox each had scouts present as well, and the Dodgers have shown interest. However Comcast Philadelphia is reporting that the Rangers are the favorites to complete a trade for Hamels. 

Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said that Hamels' next start is scheduled for Thursday, the day before the deadline, per the News Journal.


Cole Hamels throws no-hitter for Phillies


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels threw the 13th no-hitter in team history and the first of his career Saturday, blanking the Cubs in a 5-0 victory at Wrigley Field. 

Hamels, who has been subject to major trade deadline speculation, bolstered his credentials in what could be his last start with the Phillies with an impressive performance in which he struck out 13 batters.

Hamels threw 129 pitches and was relatively calm when the last hitter of the game, Kris Bryant, flew to deep center field, high-fiving with catcher Carlos Ruiz before his teammates mobbed him. 

"I mean, it's not what I envisioned," Hamels said, asked if he thought about this being his final start with the Phillies, per MLB.com. "It's not what I thought. It's not in my thought process. I think all I've been thinking about the past couple days was just to kind of correct my pitching, just being able to be out there and enjoy the moment."

Hamels (6-7) ended a four-game losing streak with the no-hitter. 

"I'm wearing the Phillies' red, and that's where I've planned to play," Hamels said. "It's out of my control. I try to wake up every day and drive to Citizens Bank Park and play with the big 'P' on my chest. That's kind of what I've done since the moment I got drafted by them, and that's what I'm going to continue to do until somebody says, 'No.'"


Report: Yankees inquire about Phillies SP Cole Hamels


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) The Yankees have contacted the Phillies about starting pitcher Cole Hamels' availability via a trade, per FOX Sports.

Hamels (5-7) has a 3.91 ERA with 124 strikeouts and 37 walks in 119 2/3 innings this season.


Report: Cubs dangle top middle infielders in Cole Hamels talks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) The Cubs are offering standout prospect Javier Baez and established shortstop Starlin Castro in an attempt to land Phillies prized pitcher Cole Hamels, a team executive has told ESPN.com senior baseball writer Jayson Stark.

Stark added, however, that the Phillies are not enthralled with either player. But the Cubs remain determined in their efforts to trade for Hamels.

"I don't think they'll be in the rental market," the executive who has spoken to the Cubs told Stark. "So the value to them, with Hamels, is the three years [left on his contract]. This isn't just about selling out to go for the wild card. It's about getting ahead of [the free-agent ace market] this winter."


Report: Astros inquiring about Cole Hamels, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) The Astros are looking to add pitching help before the July 31 trade deadline. 

According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, citing sources, the Astros have spoken to the Phillies about Cole Hamels

The Astros have also spoken to the Padres about Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross.


Phillies' Williams, Hamels, Nola to pitch in weekend series vs. Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) The Phillies have finalized their rotation plans for a weekend series against the Cubs. Jerome Williams will start the season opener Friday, and he will be followed by Cole Hamels and Aaron Nola in the three-game series.

Phillies SP Cole Hamels allows five runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels got rocked during his start on Saturday against the Marlins.

Hamels allowed five runs on eight hits and last justed three innings before being pulled from the game. He simply struggled to get outs and wasn't fooling batters with his stuff on Saturday, as he managed to record just one strikeout. Hamels said after the game that he is feeling healthy, but that is having trouble getting into favorable counts against hitters, which is something that was clear Sunday.

Hamels allowed two runs in the second inning and three runs in the third. He now has a 3.91 ERA with 124 strikeouts and 37 walks in 119 2/3 innings of work this year. He said he expects his next start to be Saturday against the Cubs.


Hamels, Cueto on Dodgers radar as July 31 trade deadline nears


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) The Dodgers have quietly continued trade discussions with the Phillies regarding ace Cole Hamels, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. They are also seriously considering Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto as a trade target.

The Dodgers appear determined to land another top pitcher to join Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in what could be a devastating playoff rotation, per Heyman.


Mackanin stunned at awful outing by Phillies ace Cole Hamels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Cole Hamels was on the mound Friday night the the Phillies. But what Pete Mackanin watched with shock was not Cole Hamels.

The Hamels that allowed nine runs on 12 hits in a season-low 3 1/3 innings is foreign to him. And Mackanin believes the performance was directly related to the trade rumors swirling around the left-hander.

"I can't remember a time where I've seen him pitch like that," he told CSNPhilly.com. "There's a lot going on and it affected him. But I know he's much better than that. Who knows, he might be pressing knowing that the trading deadline is coming around."

It's also not easy pitching for the worst team in baseball. Garbage team has come early for the Phillies.

"It's not a year that you can ever prepare for," Hamels said. "No amount of experience can put you into that sort of situation. My job is to be able to go throw the baseball and do it as as best I possible can, the the way I know I'm capable of doing."

A game in which he certainly didn't throw the baseball up to that capability sent his ERA soaring from 3.02 to 3.63.


Phillies' Cole Hamels gets blasted for nine runs in 3 1/3 innings


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels suffered his worst start of the year against the Giants on Friday. Hamels allowed a season-high nine runs on a season-high 12 hits in a season-low 3 1/3 innings pitched. Hamels walked two and struck out four, but really was unable to get settled in in the 15-2 thrashing.

Hamels gave up a run in the first inning, and then the wheels fell completely off when he gave up eight runs in the fourth inning. Half of those runs came on a grand slam home run by Hunter Pence.

Even with the nightmare outing, Hamels will head into the All-Star break with a solid 3.63 ERA, though he is winless in his last eight starts, with his last win coming on May 23.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels could stay if team dissatisfied with offers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) The Phillies will not give in to an unsatisfactory deal for ace Cole Hamels, which could result in him sticking around for a while, an executive from an interested team was told by a Phillies representative, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Hamels has nine pre-approved teams on his list. Boston is considered among them, but the San Diego native is also believed to be interesting in returning to that state. He would, however, be forced to accept a trade to any of those teams.

The left-hander is coming off two fine outings. He has allowed just two earned runs in his last 14 innings pitched to lower his ERA to 3.02.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels sharp in no-decision


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Cole Hamels had a great outing for the Phillies on Sunday, but was left without anything to show for it, as his offense didn't get going until the 10th inning of a 4-0 win. 

Hamels twired seven shutout innings against the overmatched Braves, scattering six hits while striking out six batters and walking none. Hamels (5-6) has not earned a win since May 23, with three losses and four no-decisions during that time span. 

Sunday marked the first time in Hamels' 17 starts this season that he did not walk a batter. 


Phillies line up rotation after placing Aaron Harang on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Phillies announced their upcoming rotation plans after placing starting pitcher Aaron Harang (foot) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Adam Morgan will start Friday's series opener against the Braves. He will be followed by Kevin Correia on Saturday and Cole Hamels on Sunday.

Sean O'Sullivan will start in Harang's spot on Monday against the Dodgers. Chad Billingsley, who came off the disabled list Thursday to start against the Brewers, will start Tuesday before the rotation resets.


Phillies' pen costs Cole Hamels his first win since May 23


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Phillies starter Cole Hamels left Tuesday's game against Milwaukee after seven innings, with a 3-2 lead. 

The Phillies bullpen cost Hamels his first win since May 23, however. Hamels settled for a no-decision. He has three losses and three no-decisions since his last win. 

Hamels gave up five hits, walked one and struck out seven. 


Phillies SP Cole Hamels struggles on Wednesday vs. Yankees


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels struggled in his start on Wednesday, as the Yankees took the 10-2 victory.

Hamels lasted five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He walked three and struck out three, needing 102 pitches to get through the outing. Hamels' ERA rose to 3.26 after Wednesday's performance.

Hamels, who dropped to 5-6 on the year, gave up two runs in the second and another three in the fourth, as he never was able to get into a groove in this one. He had missed his previous start with a hamstring issue, but it is not clear if that ailment effected his outing on Wednesday.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels ready for Wednesday's tilt with Yankees


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is indeed good to go for Wednesday's start against the Yankees. Hamels missed his last start due to a slight hamstring issue, but there was never any serious concern over the injury.

The left-hander has been a workhorse this season, as he ranks sixth in the league in innings (94 1/3) and fifth in strikeouts (103). 

Hamels has made two starts against the Yankees in his career. He is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA lifetime versus the Bombers.


Report: Phillies in talks to trade SP Cole Hamels to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Trade discussions with the intent of trading Phillies veteran starter Cole Hamels to the Rangers are ongoing, according to Fox Sports, which is further reporting that Texas is not one of the teams for which he has a no-trade clause.

There are 20 teams in that group, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who has stated that Toronto is one of them and that Hamels would not allow a trade to that team.

Texas will eventually have Martin Perez, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison off the disabled list and in the rotation, but the surprising contender would like to land a potential ace such as Hamels.

The 31-year-old Hamels has been as effective as ever this season with 2.96 ERA and 74 hits allowed in 94 1/3 innings. He has fanned 103, putting him at the best strikeout-to-innings pitched pace since his rookie season.


Phillies ace Cole Hamels good to go for Wednesday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) The Phillies have confirmed that ace starter and primary trade bait Cole Hamels is ready to pitch Wednesday against the host Yankees, per the News Journal.

A hamstring issue prevented Hamels from making his last start Friday.

Hamels, who was fine in a bullpen session Sunday, returns to action with seven quality starts over his last eight outings. He rebounded from his lone exception on June 14 to put together his finest performance of the year. Hamels shut out Pittsburgh over seven innings and fanned a season-high 12.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels expects to start Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) After throwing a successful bullpen session Sunday, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels expects to start Wednesday at the New York Yankees, reports MLB.com.

Hamels was scratched from Friday's start because of a hamstring injury.


Phillies SP Cole Hamels expecting to miss just one start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels told reporters Friday he is 100 percent confident he will not go on the disabled list after being scratched from Friday's start against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury.

Hamels said he will throw his normal bullpen session Sunday and plans to make his next start Wednesday against the Yankees.