Cole Hamels RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cole Hamels scratched Thursday due to groin issue

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels allowed five runs in his Texas debut August 1 against the Giants and four earned in his second Rangers start August 7 versus the Mariners. Now comes word from’s T.R. Sullivan that the left-hander has been scratched from his third Rangers start Thursday against the Twins..." August 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #SFGiants made late push for #Phillies’ Hamels. Reported earlier that they had been in touch “a couple of times” on Wednesday.

  • Phillies finalizing Cole Hamels trade to Rangers

    CSN Philly "The Phillies on Wednesday night pulled off a huge trade, sending World Series hero and homegrown ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for six players. Neither team confirmed the deal, but multiple sources did confirm it to An official announcement is expected on Thursday after..." July 30

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Rangers have agreement to acquire Cole Hamels from #Phillies, source confirms to @FOXSports. @Sullivan_Ranger first to report.

  • Rangers Closing in on Hamels Deal

    Bleacher Report ""Rangers are getting close to getting Hamels.... Sources are say two sides are almost there to a deal.... Not tonight but Thursday", reported T.R. Sullivan of Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on July 27 the Rangers are a slight favorite to get Hamels, but "people connected to the..." July 29

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Source: the Astros remain in the Cole Hamels race but the expectation remains he will land elsewhere.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Rangers now clear-cut favorites to land #Phillies Hamels since the #Dodgers would prefer #Tigers Price, believing they could keep him.

  • Giants' reportedly fading from Cole Hamels chase

    McCovey Chronicles "Are your hopes up for Cole Hamels? I gotta admit, mine are too. I'm not going to propose a fake trade that would get it done -- fake trades make the Earth cry -- but I can squint and see a fit. If the Rangers get Tyson Ross or another, cheaper pitcher, the Red Sox move on, and the Phillies aren't..." July 29

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Rival talent evaluators say they would be stunned if #Dodgers don't come away with #Phillies Cole Hamels or #Tigers David Price at deadline.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #SFGiants pushing for Hamels, but #Phillies question whether they have enough to offer. #Rangers, #Dodgers still strong.

  • The Astros are "making a big push" for Cole Hamels

    Hardball Talk "The Astros acquired Scott Kazmir from the Athletics last week, but they are still thinking big as they make a push for the postseason. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Astros “remain in the thick” of the bidding for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and are “making a big push” to get a deal..." July 28

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Astros remain in the thick of the Cole Hamels bidding, even after Kazmir trade. They're making big push, source says.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Astros and #Dbacks are both on Hamels' no-trade list. It will be interesting to see what happens if they make best offers.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    You can add another team to Cole Hamels derby. The #Dbacks have reached out to #Phillies to express their interest, source says.

  • Yanks won't trade Severino or Judge for Hamels; Texas, Dodgers lead

    CBS Sports "The Phillies recently asked for either top pitching prospect Luis Severino or top outfield prospect Aaron Judge from the Yankees in Cole Hamels talks, and the Yankees once again said no. The Phillies' suggestion was a repeat of a request heard several times in talks between those teams. The..." July 27

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Momentum building toward Hamels trade. Offers have improved since no-hitter. Teams asking for less money, offering better players.

  • There is "momentum building" for Cole Hamels trade

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels put to rest any talk about fatigue or falling trade stock Saturday when he threw the first no-hitter of his career against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. You wouldn’t think one start could change the perception of a guy who’s been dominant now for over 1,900 major league innings, but this..." July 26

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in showcase win over Cubs

    CSN Philly "If this was Cole Hamels’ final start with the Phillies then he saved his best for last. The 31-year-old lefty pitched a no-hitter in leading the Phillies to a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. It was the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history. Hamels was part of the..." July 26

  • Yankees contacted Phillies about Cole Hamels, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "But that's standard procedure for this time of year for the Yankees, GM Brian Cashman told FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal reported on Twitter this string of Tweets, starting with New York's interest in starter Cole Hamels: ✔ @Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees contacted #Phillies on Hamels,..." July 26

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Yankees contacted #Phillies on Hamels, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. PHI likes Judge; NYY not planning to move Judge, Bird, Severino.

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    According to Major League sources, Rangers and Phillies have re-opened conversation on Cole Hamels....Chances of deal described as "maybe"

  • Report: Cubs trying for Cole Hamels; Offering Starlin Castro, Javier Baez

    Baseball Essential "The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to..." July 24

  • Report: Phillies “becoming more likely” to deal Cole Hamels

    Baseball Essential "It has been my belief, along with many others, that the Philadelphia Phillies would hold onto Cole Hamels until the offseason, but according to a recent report, the odds of a trade are increasing. Jim Bowden of, in an insider only article, reports that the Phillies “are getting enough..." July 22

  • Royals trading for Cole Hamels makes a lot of sense

    CBS Sports "The Royals improved to 20 games over .500 after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Great, but it's nothing that acquiring left-hander Cole Hamels in a trade couldn't make even better. It's true that only the St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated more victories..." July 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Rangers listening on Gallardo even while involved in Hamels talks. Reported over weekend that they could both buy and sell.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    teams hear most linked to hamels continue to be dodgers, followed by rangers

  • Papelbon, Hamels still here, but for how much longer?

    CSN Philly "Eleven days before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Phillies are trying to get a deal done. “We have had a lot of active discussions the last few weeks actually,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday afternoon. “And I think they will continue to pick up. Just like every July 31st,..." July 21

  • Scouts from Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles view Hamels

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Cubs and Orioles were among teams that sent scouts to Philadelphia to watch Cole Hamels on Sunday, who's been on the trading block for months. And as for Hamels, the long wait might finally be showing. The Dodgers appear to be determined to land a top starter to..." July 20

  • Dodgers aim for Cueto, Hamels; Rangers in on Cole, too

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers, baseball's financial powerhouse, look like a major player this trading season, maybe the major player among the buyers. They've quietly continued having dialogue with the Phillies about ace left-hander Cole Hamels, and are also looking seriously into the rental market, with Reds ace..." July 17

  • Pete Mackanin thinks trade rumors are affecting Cole Hamels

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels was blasted for a career-high nine runs and 12 hits over 3 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Giants. The final blow was a grand slam by Hunter Pence in an eight-run fourth inning. It was Hamels’ shortest start since 2011. With trade rumors swirling, Phillies interim manager Pete..." July 12

  • Rollins wants Hamels in Dodger Blue, likes 'Boss' Middleton

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins said he hadn’t thought much about playing his old team, the Phillies, until it happened Monday night. But there is apparently one Phillies-related item that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop has thought about: Being teammates with Cole Hamels again. “Maybe, maybe not,”..." July 08

  • Phillies may be wise to hold onto Cole Hamels

    Baseball Essential "As the Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their most recent losing streak — a six-gamer — speculation rages on regarding the landing spot of the franchise’s ace pitcher, Cole Hamels. Hamels will be traded as the Phillies continue the rebuilding process. Hamels, in his tenth Major League season, will..." July 06

  • Hamels ‘open-minded’ on potential trade to Jays

    CSN Philly "Last month, there was a report that said he would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. This week, there was a report that said he would block a trade to Houston. “I hear it,” Cole Hamels said Friday. “Honestly, it makes me laugh.” It makes him laugh because he says he has not..." June 28

  • Cole Hamels reveals how he's handling the trade talk

    New York Post "Cole Hamels made the second start of his career at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Now, the question is: How soon will he be back? Hamels took the mound for what could be one of his final starts for the Phillies, as that dismal team tries to shop him to a pitching-needy club, which means..." June 25

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Rangers source says Cole Hamels trade is "not on the board."

  • Report: Phillies, Rangers Have ‘Ongoing Dialogue’ On Cole Hamels Trade

    NESN "Cole Hamels has been Major League Baseball’s most talked-about trade chip in recent months, and it sounds like trade talks are heating up again. FOX Sports MLB reporter Jon Morosi reported Tuesday that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are having “ongoing dialogue” about a trade..." June 23

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Cole Hamels just threw a bullpen session. He gave a thumps up afterward. He's expecting to start Wednesday in New York.

  • Cole Hamels plays empty locker prank, may miss just one start

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg says it’s possible that Cole Hamels may miss just one start because of a mild right hamstring strain. Hamels played catch in the outfield late Thursday morning at Citizens Bank Park and was later scratched from his scheduled Friday night start against the St. Louis Cardinals. It..." June 19

  • Cole Hamels scratched Friday with mild hamstring strain

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels has been scratched from Friday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a mild hamstring strain. Phillippe Aumont will be called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley and make his first major league start. The Phillies have yet to announce a roster move to open a spot for Aumont." June 18

  • Astros reportedly interested in Phillies ace Cole Hamels

    Sporting News "The Astros need to lengthen their rotation and have put Phillies ace Cole Hamels on their radar, with Astros great Nolan Ryan said to be a big fan of his. According to a person familiar with Houston's thinking, the Astros are looking for a No. 1 or No. 2 starter, but one person close to Hamels..." June 05

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    Kevin Cooney @KevinCooney

    Hamels leaving the game now after warming up. Giles in.

  • Phillies Open To Taking On More Of Cole Hamels’ Salary In Trades

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are willing to cover more of the approximately $88.5MM remaining on Cole Hamels‘ contract in a possible trade than they were earlier in the season,’s Rob Bradford reports. What hasn’t changed, however, is Philadelphia’s demand for elite prospect talent in exchange for the..." June 01

  • Scout: Red Sox Have Most Resources To Trade For Phillies’ Cole Hamels

    NESN "Yes, Cole Hamels still is with the Philadelphia Phillies. And yes, the Boston Red Sox still are widely considered a potential suitor for the 31-year-old left-handed pitcher. A scout recently told’s Jim Salisbury the Red Sox definitely have the chips to trade for Hamels. Boston’s..." May 31

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels becoming more attractive trade chip by the day "Cole Hamels will take the mound at Citizens Bank Park tonight. But the ticking clock on his Phillies career is growing louder by the day. Major League Baseball's trade deadline is two months from Sunday and the Phillies own the prize of the market. That is, of course, if they decide to trade..." May 30

  • Blue Jays haven’t asked about Hamels ‘in months’

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22

  • Phillies GM hints Jays calling about Hamels

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Phillies’ general manager strongly suggested that the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in left-hander Cole Hamels in an unusually candid interview. “I guarantee I’ll get more grey hairs from my daughter driving than any trade talks with Mozeliak, Anthopoulos and Cherington,”..." April 30

  • The market for Cole Hamels is getting bigger

    Hardball Talk "Over the winter and during spring training, many columns were filed criticizing Phillies GM Ruben Amaro for not trading ace Cole Hamels. Amaro was being too unrealistic, they said. The risk of Hamels getting injured was too high to not sell now, they wrote. Amaro, often criticized beyond what..." April 27

  • GM: Phillies’ Asking Price For Cole Hamels Hasn’t Dropped ‘One Bit’

    NESN "The Philadelphia Phillies still aren’t blinking. One major league general manager who recently inquired about Phillies ace Cole Hamels told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that Philadelphia’s asking price for the left-hander still hasn’t dropped despite him struggling in two of his three..." April 19

  • Hamels unofficially starting the opener

    Courier-Post "It is the easiest question the Philadelphia Phillies will face this year. Who is the Phillies’ Opening Day starter? Common sense says it will be left-hander Cole Hamels, though Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg wouldn’t go as far as to confirm that after Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Blue..." March 27

  • Shane Victorino lashes out at talk radio guys for blowing his Cole Hamels comments out of proportion

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino used to play in Philly, so when the biggest offseason trade rumors involve a Phillies player being traded from Philly to Boston, he’s a logical guy to go to for a comment. Which is what the Philadelphia Daily News did a few days ago. Victorino’s comments..." March 26

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