Buster Olney talks to Bob Nightengale and Keith Law about the trade that sent Cole Hamels to Texas and more. Plus, a "Call to the Legend" with Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully.
Phillies, Braves add players who could make an impact, but perhaps not in 2015.
The trade deadline is nearing and another star is headed for Toronto while other rumors continue to swirl. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Hamels will bolster 2016 rotation
The Rangers didn't give up a truckload to get Cole Hamels, and his impact is as much about this year as it is about the future. The great pickup earns Texas a spot among the day's top performers. Schoenfield: Wednesday's Top 5
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is a winner in the trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels as he again tries to build a dominant pitching staff.
Hamels brings stability to Rangers
Since going to the World Series in 2012, the Rangers have had major issues with their rotation. The addition of Cole Hamels should go a long way toward fixing those problems.
Colby Lewis went six innings for his 11th victory and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Rangers beat Yanks, end 3-game skid
Rangers RF Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4, and LF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Yanks, who have now lost just twice in the last 10 games. Box score
Sources: Rangers get Hamels from Phillies
Sources tell ESPN that Philadelphia has agreed to a deal to send LHPs Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas for RHP Matt Harrison and five prospects, including catcher Jorge Alfaro. Hamels threw a no-hitter in his last start.
The Texas Rangers agreed to a trade Wednesday night with the Philadelphia Phillies for left-handed ace Cole Hamels, sources told ESPN.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi sidestepped questions about potential trade acquisitions, saying his current roster has "gotten us to this point."
How can Texas land Cole Hamels?
The Rangers could offer a versatile package for Hamels. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, C Jorge Alfaro and a strong outfield prospect could tempt the Phillies to send Hamels to Texas. Five potential trades for Hamels (Insider)
Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who recalled relievers Alex Claudio and Jon Edwards from Triple-A Round Rock.
Will the Phillies ultimately trade Cole Hamels? Jim Bowden identifies five potential suitors who stand the best chance to acquire the left-hander.
No rentals for Rangers?
Texas general manager Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the team is out of the running for any top-end rental players. Of course, Cole Hamels wouldn't be a rental... MLB rumors roundup
Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
Everybody scores!!! All The of New York Yankees' starters cross the plate in their 21-5 win over the Texas Rangers. New York has won 13 of last 16.
After giving up five runs in the first inning, the New York Yankees made it up for it real fast.
Final: Yankees 21, Rangers 5
The Yankees spotted the Rangers a 5-0 lead, but they would erase that easily as New York tallied 11 runs in the 2nd inning in the rout. Texas sent 11 to the plate in the 1st inning, but didn't record a hit after that frame. Box score
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