Report: Red Sox made trade offer for Cole Hamels

Monday February 16th, 2015

Philadephia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that four teams have made offers for pitcher Cole Hamels, reports the Boston Globe.

One team was the Boston Red Sox, according to the report, but the deal fell through as Boston did not want to part with any of its top prospects in the minor leagues. The other three teams were not identified in the report.

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Philadelphia pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training this week, and Amaro said he expects Hamels to show up and to be the team's opening day starter.

Hamels, 31, went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA with 198 strikeouts and 59 walks last season for Philadelphia, which has missed the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.

Philadelphia still owes Hamels $22.5 million every season through 2018, with a $20 million club option or $24 million vesting option for the 2019 season.

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