TORONTO – 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 CSNPhilly.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday after some loose ends are tied up.
Reliever Jake Diekman is also on his way to the Rangers.
The Phillies will get five prospects — catcher Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and pitchers Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff — that they hope can help fuel their rebuild. They are also taking on pitcher Matt Harrison, who is owed at least $28 million over the next two seasons.
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