The Chicago Cubs have acquired Cole Hamels

The Chicago Cubs have acquired starting pitcher, Cole Hamels, from the Texas Rangers per multiple reports.

Hamels has posted a 4.72 ERA this season with a WAR of 0.7. Cole will look to help Chicago’s starting rotation with Darvish out and Chatwood struggling.

Hamels will become a free agent in 2020.

We will update this blog post as we learn more.

7:58 update: The Rangers will receive minor leaguers. Will update when we know more.

9:58 update: The Cubs will be sending Rollie Lacy and a PTBNL to the Rangers.

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