Source: Phillies currently not looking to deal Cole Hamels

Rob Bradford
July 17, 2014 - 9:16 pm
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According a major league source, the Phillies are currently showing no inclination to trade Cole Hamels. Hamels has been the subject of rumors involving the Red Sox recently, with the Boston Globe suggesting the Red Sox might be viewing the lefty as a top-of-the-rotation replacement for Jon Lester. The 30 year old will be owed $90 million over the next four years, with a team option for 2019 worth $20 million. It is believed that while the Red Sox had checked in on Hamels availability earlier in the season, there hasn't been any recent discussions between the Sox and Phillies regarding the starter. Hamels has made 16 starts this season, going 3-5 with a 2.93 ERA. He has made at least 31 starts in each of his last six seasons, totaling a 3.30 ERA during that span. The Phillies are currently 10 games out of first-place in the National League East  and the wild card race, heading into the second half at 42-53.

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