Hamels will now call Wrigley Field home, where he threw a no-hitter against the Cubs in 2015.
The Rangers have traded All-Star lefthanded pitcher Cole Hamels to the Cubs, who announced the deal.
Texas will receive righthanded pitcher Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named later in exchange for Hamels. The Rangers also sent cash considerations to Chicago as part of the trade.
Hamels has a little history with his new home, Wrigley Field. The starter threw a no-hitter in the Phillies' 5-0 win over the Cubs on July 25, 2015.
However, it doesn't look like the Cubs are holding a grudge against their new teammate over the 2015 game.
This season, Hamels has a 4.72 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 114.1 innings pitched. He's 5–9 with a 1.37 WHIP.
Hamels, 34, was drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 2002 MLB draft and debuted with Philadelphia in 2006. Hamels played for the Phillies for nearly ten years before being traded mid-season in 2015. The four-time All-Star won a World Series with the Phillies in 2008.
The Cubs are in the hunt for the pennant, sitting in first place of the NL Central with a 60-42 record. The Brewers are two and a half games back.