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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 -- and beyond

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs -- in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline. It took a couple of days to finalize all the details of the agreement reached earlier in the week. The Rangers sent...
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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 -- and beyond

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs -- in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline. It took a couple of days to finalize all the details of the agreement reached earlier in the week. The Rangers sent...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 -- and beyond

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs -- in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline. It took a couple of days to finalize all the details of the agreement reached earlier in the week. The Rangers sent...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Finally official: Rangers get Hamels, who will start Saturday

  The Rangers have gotten another ace, completing their trade to acquire pitcher Cole Hamels from Philadelphia Phillies. Texas obtained the left-hander in an eight-player deal announced Friday before the non-waiver trade deadline. The deal was first reported Wednesday. The Rangers sent six players to Philadelphia, including lefty Matt Harrison and three top prospects. Texas also...
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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 - and beyond

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers have gotten another ace, completing their trade to acquire pitcher Cole Hamels from Philadelphia Phillies. Texas obtained the left-hander in an eight-player deal announced Friday before the non-waiver trade deadline. The Rangers sent six players to Philadelphia, including lefty Matt Harrison and three top prospects. Texas also gets left-handed reliever...
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Done Deal: Rangers officially get Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers deal for Cole Hamels is official as the left-hander was acquired along with reliever Jake Diekman and cash for Matt Harrison and five minor leaguers. Hamels is expected to arrive in Arlington Friday night and start Saturday for the Rangers vs. San Francisco. Hamels, 31, is a three-time All-Star and threw a no-hitter in his last start. Diekman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Giants-Rangers Preview

Nick Martinez is scheduled to start Friday night, though Texas Rangers fans are more eagerly anticipating who could follow him. That's because the Rangers are close to obtaining Cole Hamels, who will start for them this weekend if he comes over from Philadelphia. The trade speculation has made Martinez's outing a bit of an afterthought as the Rangers welcome the San Francisco Giants...
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Rangers ready to welcome Hamels when deal is official

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ While there's been no official word of the trade for Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers the players are moving on as if Hamels will be with the team soon and left-hander Matt Harrison won't. Harrison, who is the only Texas manager leaguer involved in the six-for-two trade to the Phillies for Hamels and left-hander Jake Diekman, was told not come to the clubhouse...
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Get to know the players the Philadelphia Phillies got in return for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies traded away their starting pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a better chance of building for the future. They received multiple players in the deal and below you will find out a little more about them. Matt Harrison is a 29-year-old sinker baller. The Atlanta Braves took him in the third round in 2003, and by 2007 he was ranked as their third...
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Phillies hoping Hamels deal rivals Cliff Lee acquisition in 2009

The debate is already underway: Did the Philadelphia Phillies receive enough in return for trading star left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers?With the Phillies receiving five minor-league prospects along with left-handed starter Matt Harrison, it may takes years to decide the winner in the Hamels sweepstakes. That being said, the trade evokes memories of the trade deadline...
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Yankees-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers won the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, but they might not be done dealing. Yovani Gallardo is scheduled to make what could be his last start for the Rangers Thursday night against the visiting New York Yankees. Texas acquired Hamels, along with fellow pitcher Jake Diekman and cash considerations, from Philadelphia on Wednesday in exchange for Matt Harrison and five prospects...
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Cole Hamels is getting traded to the Texas Rangers

The trade has seemingly years in the making, but it’s finally happening – the Philadelphia Phillies are trading Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. sources: hamels is going to the rangers. @sullivan_rangers was first in — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2015 FInal deal and its a doozy: Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro & Jake...
Via Bloguin Best
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Cole Hamels is getting traded to the Texas Rangers

The trade has seemingly years in the making, but it’s finally happening – the Philadelphia Phillies are trading Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. sources: hamels is going to the rangers. @sullivan_rangers was first in — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2015 FInal deal and its a doozy: Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro & Jake...
Via The Outside Corner
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Rangers getting Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas --€“ The Texas Rangers may be on the fringe of the playoff hunt but that hasn't stopped them from being big players at the trade deadline. The Texas Rangers acquired Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels in a blockbuster deal that included six players going to the Phillies, including left-hander Matt Harrison. The Rangers are getting Hamels, left-hander Jake Diekman and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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BREAKING: Cole Hamels traded to Rangers in 8-player blockbuster

At long last, the Philadelphia Phillies have finally decided to pull the trigger on a trade involving lefty Cole Hamels. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers have agreed to send LHP Matt Harrison, RHP Alec Asher, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, C/1B Jorge Alfaro and RHP Jake Thompson to the Phillies in exchange for Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman...
Via Baseball Essential
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Report: Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies

The Texas Rangers had been one of the teams reportedly involved in trade discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels. It now appears that Texas has landed the ace pitcher. To recap: #Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels for OF Nick Williams, C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, and at least 1 more player. @FOXSports — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2015   While...
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A-Rod homers on 40th birthday in Yankees' 6-2 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night. A-Rod's solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, according to STATS, joining joined Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield. Rodriguez hit...
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A-Rod celebrates 40th birthday with record-setting homer in Texas

  Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager. A-Rod marked his 40th birthday Monday night by homering for the New York Yankees against Texas, the team that gave him his first huge contract. His sixth-inning drive off Matt Harrison was his big league-best sixth on his birthday, according to STATS, breaking a tie with Todd Helton, Chipper Jones...
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Matt Harrison Is Back

When Rangers lefty Matt Harrison hobbled off the mound in the second inning of a game against the Astros in May of 2014, you, like any rational observer (such as the esteemed yours truly), probably experienced the lumbar equivalent of a sympathetic pregnancy. You probably winced — and just in case the initial wince didn’t […]
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Breaking down the Rangers vs. Rockies

What went right? • The thin Colorado air appears to be just what the Texas offense needed. The Rangers scored at least seven runs in all three games in winning a series for just the second time in their last 10 series. The offense was led by the duo of Delino DeShields and Rougned Odor, who combined for 11 hits and nine runs scored. • If the Rangers are going to make up any ground...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Harrison mostly 'happy' with 2015 debut, but wants to do better

Texas Rangers lefty Matt Harrison made his season debut on Wednesday, and while it didn't go well - he allowed six runs in four-plus innings - he still took positives away from the experience.That's due to the context in which he made the start. Being sidelined for as long as he has with various surgeries, including spinal fusion surgery, that he was even on a mound at all was a...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs face returning Harrison in quest for .500

Matt Harrison has made 100 starts in his big league career, but he says No. 101 is going to feel like his debut all over again. Harrison returns to a major league mound for the first time in nearly 14 months Wednesday night for the Texas Rangers against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rangers are hoping Harrison will be able to recapture his form of 2011-12 when he went 32...
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D-backs face returning Harrison in quest for .500

Matt Harrison has made 100 starts in his big league career, but he says No. 101 is going to feel like his debut all over again. Harrison returns to a major league mound for the first time in nearly 14 months Wednesday night for the Texas Rangers against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rangers are hoping Harrison will be able to recapture his form of 2011-12 when he went 32...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison ready to start again for Texas after spinal fusion

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Matt Harrison never really knew what it would be like when he started his comeback from spinal fusion surgery. Still, the Texas Rangers left-hander never doubted that he would pitch again - and he's about to in the major leagues again. Just more than 13 months after the spinal fusion that was his third back surgery over two seasons, Harrison is back with the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Harrison, send Chi Chi back to minors

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Harrison has been activated from the disabled list and rookie right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent back to the minors by the Texas Rangers. Also before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, Texas recalled right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock, the club where Gonzalez was sent. The Rangers say Harrison will start Wednesday...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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