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Cubbies Crib Dec 11, 2018

Chicago Cubs had no choice but to pick up Cole Hamels’ option

Initially, some believed the Chicago Cubs should have let Cole Hamels hit the market and re-sign him to a team-friendly deal. That is no longer the case. If the Chicago Cubs wanted to keep Cole Hamels for 2019, they had to pick up his $20 million option. It might have been reasonable at one time […] Chicago Cubs had no choice but to pick up Cole Hamels’ option - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

White Sox and Cubs have long shopping lists as the winter meetings begin

Adding free-agent superstar Bryce Harper wouldn’t be enough to shore up all of the holes on the young White Sox roster. And even a successful trade for left-hander Cole Hamels on July 27 didn’t vault the Cubs any further than the National League wild-card game. So both teams have plenty of boxes...
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Former Rangers pitchers going to, coming from Asia

Former Rangers pitchers going to, coming from Asia

One former Ranger pitcher will be playing in Asia in 2019, while another one is looking to return to the United States The Texas Rangers have a former pitcher who is headed to Korea to pitch in 2019, and another former pitcher who is apparently heading back to the United States. Eddie Butler, the former first round pick who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in the Cole Hamels trade, and who was then waived a few weeks ago, cleared waivers and took free agency, has reportedly agreed to a one year, $1 million deal with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization. The 27 year old Butler...
SportsDay Nov 22, 2018
Eddie Butler, acquired by Texas Rangers in Cole Hamels deal, takes free agency

Eddie Butler, acquired by Texas Rangers in Cole Hamels deal, takes free agency

Right-hander Eddie Butler rejected an outright minor-league assignment with the Texas Rangers and took free agency.The Rangers acquired Butler in July in the deal that sent left-hander Cole Hamels to the Chicago Cubs. Butler was ineffective with the Rangers in a relief role. He was 1-2 with two saves and a 6.47 ERA. Butler also allowed 57 base-runners in 32 innings.The Rangers have two players remaining from the Hamels trade: right-hander Rollie Lacy and outfielder Alexander Ovalles. Lacy, 23, was 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA for six starts with Down East of the High-A Carolina League. Ovalles, 18,...
SportsDay Nov 20, 2018
Rangers acquire infielder Jack Reinheimer from Cubs on waiver claim, outright two players to Triple-A Nashville

Rangers acquire infielder Jack Reinheimer from Cubs on waiver claim, outright two players to Triple-A Nashville

The Rangers announced Tuesday they have acquired infielder Jack Reinheimer from the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. Reinheimer did not play a game with the Cubs, but most recently played with the New York Mets in 2018. He played in 21 games and hit .167 in 30 at bats. The Rangers also assigned right-handed pitchers Eddie Butler and Ronald Herrera outright to Triple-A Nashville. The Rangers acquired Butler in deal which sent Cole Hamels to the Cubs on Jan. 27.

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