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Eight Players, $9.5M In Cash Involved In Hamels Trade

Jul 30, 2015 7:15 AM

The trade that will send Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers involves eight players and a significant amount of cash with six players headed to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Texas will receive Hamels, reliever Jake Diekman and $9.5 million in exchange for Matt Harrison, pitching prospects Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jared Eickhoff, catching prospect Jorge Alfaro and outfield prospect Nick Williams.

Hamels is signed through 2018 and is guaranteed $82.1 million, plus a club/vesting option in 2019.

Philadelphia will be responsible for all $32 million of what is owed to Harrison through 2017.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Source: Hamels Wouldn't Accept Trade To Astros

Jul 30, 2015 8:39 AM

Cole Hamels told the Philadelphia Phillies that he would not accept a deal to the Houston Astros, according to a source.

Philadelphia traded Hamels to the Texas Rangers in an eight-player deal on Wednesday night. Hamels had a no-trade clause in his contract that allowed a deal to select teams without his consent. The Rangers were on the approved list.

Houston is looking to further bolster their rotation after acquiring Scott Kazmir last week.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays, Rangers Aren't Progressing On Gallardo Trade

Jul 30, 2015 11:44 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers aren't progressing in trade talks involving Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo is reportedly more of a "fallback" option for Toronto.

The Rangers are reportedly looking for a right-handed bat in a trade.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Nearing Deal For Cole Hamels

Jul 29, 2015 9:51 PM

The Texas Rangers are nearing a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels, according to a source.

Rangers prospect Jerad Eickhoff, a pitcher, was pulled from a Triple-A game on Wednesday night. Given the timing, he could be headed to the Phillies in a deal.

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly is reporting that catching prospect Jorge Alfaro is headed to Philadelphia in the deal.

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that Nick Williams is also going to the Phillies, but that others are involved.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Not Looking For Rentals, Talking Pitchers With Padres

Jul 29, 2015 7:05 AM

The Texas Rangers aren't looking to acquire rental players this week as they eye additions that could help beyond 2015.

Texas is discussing Cole Hamels with the Philadelphia Phillies, as well as Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner with the San Diego Padres.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels

Jul 28, 2015 4:55 PM

As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Los Angeles Dodgers have made Cole Hamels their top target, according to a report.

The Dodgers want to exhaust all possibilities in talks with the Philadelphia Phillies before they move onto a secondary target like Yovani Gallardo.

Los Angeles still insists they won't move top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Appear To Be Front-Runners For Hamels

Jul 28, 2015 11:20 AM

The Texas Rangers are believed to be the front-runners to acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to the perception of those in the industry.

The Rangers reportedly have the best prospect package in the eyes of the Phillies.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Phillies, Rangers Discuss Prospects That Could Make Up Hamels Deal

Jul 28, 2015 7:23 AM

The Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies have discussed prospects that could eventually become a part of a package for Cole Hamels.

Not all the names would be included in a potential trade, but catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-handers Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jose Ortiz and outfielders Nick Williams and Lewis Brinson have all come up in talks.

Texas won't move Nomar Mazara in a deal for Hamels, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez

Jul 27, 2015 4:10 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Milwaukee Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

The Indians (23rd) and Rangers (28th) both rank near the bottom of baseball in OPS from the center-field position.

The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros are also interested in Gomez, but the Giants may not have the prospects to make a deal and the Astros are focused on bullpen help, according to sources.

Gomez, 29, is owed $8 million this season and will make $9 million in 2016.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels

Jul 26, 2015 4:48 PM

The Rangers and Dodgers have emerged over the weekend as the likely favorites to trade for Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels , multiple sources told ESPN.com.

The Phillies also continue to discuss Hamels with at least four other teams -- the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, and Red Sox, a source said. However, those teams are said to have had more trouble matching up on a potential deal than the Dodgers or Rangers.

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Willing To Move Yovani Gallardo
The Rangers are listening to trade offers for Yovani Gallardo, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels
The Dodgers have been linked to top-level starters as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, while the Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox contacted the Phillies about Cole Hamels in recent weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Unlikely To Trade For Cole Hamels
The Rangers have been connected to Cole Hamels since Yu Darvish was lost to Tommy John surgery, but they are unlikely to acquire the left-hander in a trade with the Phillies.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Rangers Could Swing Big Deal Before Deadline
If the Rangers play well over the next few weeks, they could swing a big deal before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Rangers To Release Ross Detwiler
The Rangers have requested unconditional release waivers for Ross Detwiler after he rejected an outright assignment.

Stefan Stevenson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Feliz Refuses Assignment, Becomes Free Agent
The Rangers designated the reliever for assignment on July 3.

Associated Press

Phillies May Have Been Close To Papelbon Trade In June
The Phillies were close to dealing Jonathan Papelbon last month before ending talks, according to other Major League clubs.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Rangers To Sign Cuban Free Agent Andy Ibanez
The infielder, 22, showcased for Major League teams at the University of Miami earlier this year.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Josh Hamilton Isn't Preparing Differently For Series With Angels
Josh Hamilton will get his first chance for revenge this weekend when the Rangers face off against the Angels.

ESPN

Prince Fielder Joins Dad In 300-Homer Club
Prince Fielder homered in the first inning Friday night to join dad Cecil in the 300-homer club.

ESPN.com

Rangers Trade For Hamels Is 'Not On The Board'
The Rangers aren't close to a deal for Cole Hamels.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Rangers, Phillies Have 'Ongoing Dialogue' Regarding Hamels
Cole Hamels is open to waiving his no-trade clause for such a deal, according to the report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Joey Gallo's Debut Puts Him In Rare Company
Joey Gallo had a successful debut for the Rangers on Tuesday night, recording three hits, a home run and four RBIs.

ESPN Stats & Info

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