After a long courtship, it appears as though Cole Hamels is in the process of being traded to the Texas Rangers.
Nothing has been made official yet, but Twitter messages from both team's beat reporters indicate a deal is nearly done.
Multiple sources say deal going down. Historic day. Hamels to Texas being finalized— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 30, 2015
Rangers are getting close to getting Hamels.... Sources are say two sides are almost there to a deal.... Not tonight but Thursday— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 30, 2015
Cole Hamels was thrilled earlier about potentially going to #Rangers. His wife has relatives living in Dallas area. Also, no state taxes.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2015
Lots of names have been bandied about, but here is the latest on who is going where.
Williams, Eickhoff and Alfaro are in. Told Phillies getting more and ... so are Rangers.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 30, 2015
Sources: RHP Alec Asher is also in the Hamels deal. Can confirm OF Nick Williams is in the trade, too.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 30, 2015
Rangers also getting LH Reliever Jake Diekman + Hamels & dollars in Philly deal— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 30, 2015
Quick summary so far: Hamels, Diekman and cash to TEX. Prospects Williams, Alfaro, Eickhoff and Asher and Matt Harrison to Phillies.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 30, 2015
FInal deal and its a doozy: Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro & Jake Thompson for Hamels+Diekman+Cash.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 30, 2015
This story will be updated as more details emerge.