(Reuters) - The Texas Rangers have acquired starting pitcher Cole Hamels in a multi-player trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday.
The Rangers will also receive left-handed reliever Jake Diekman in exchange for pitcher Matt Harrison, catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and minor league pitchers Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff. Neither team has confirmed the move, though Major League Baseball’s website was also reporting the deal. Hamels, 31, has spent his entire career with the Phillies, making his major league debut in 2006.
He helped the team win the World Series in 2008 when he was named MVP, and collected 114 career wins in Philadelphia.
Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury