Hamels is also 1-7 with a 6.41 ERA and 1.51 WHIP at home this season while pitching in a hitter's paradise in Arlington.
Yu Darvish is unlikely to return from the DL before mid-August and Tyler Chatwood's control problems persisted Thursday (he has 85 walks in 94 innings this season). priority would be getting Luke Farrell out of the rotation and Hamels would be an upgrade there.
Hamels has been with Texas since 2015. The deal, which would also include the Rangers sending cash to offset part of the $10 million in 2018 salary still owed to Hamels, was unofficial pending medical information.
The 34-year-old pitcher had been tied to the Cubs in trade talks recently, so this outcome is not surprising.
"He's been pretty good", Maddon said Thursday of Hamels. Hamels' velocity has bounced back after an alarming downturn early in the season, but he's still been plagued by home runs more so than at any point in his career; thus far, just over one out of five fly-balls allowed by Hamels has resulted in a long ball. He is 1-7 with a 6.41 ERA and an opponents' OPS of.911 at the Rangers' hitter-friendly Globe Life Park - and has an extensive postseason pedigree. He has pitched some really big games against teams I have been involved with. "That was something I wanted to be able to do in Texas, and it didn't happen".
Imagine what the NL Central race would look like now if the Cubs had instead signed Miles Mikolas, who reinvented himself in Japan and reemerged as an All-Star and a bright spot in an otherwise dark season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The deal for Hamels is their second trade with Texas in the past couple weeks.
Butler was out of minor-league options, so his departure clears room on the roster for Hamels immediately.
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