The Phillies have pulled Cole Hamels off waivers after failing to agree to a trade with the Cubs, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Hamels was placed on revocable trade waivers on Wednesday and claimed by what at the time was an unidentified team. According to reports, that team was the Cubs, who had 48 hours to work out a trade with the Phillies. The 48-hour deadline came and went, and Hamels will remain with the Phillies.
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Hamels has a partial no-trade clause which would have allowed him to block a trade to the Cubs.
Hamels, 30, is under contract through the 2018 season. He will make $22.5 million over each of the next four seasons.
- Dan Gartland