Cole Hamels updating his 20-team no-trade list

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Phillies starter Cole Hamels could be traded this winter, but the lefty’s contract includes a 20-team no-trade list. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Hamels is updating the list, due on November 1.

Currently, the teams to which Hamels can be traded are the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers. Heyman writes that the Red Sox and Cubs have shown interest in the past and are expected to continue to show interest as long as the Phillies make Hamels available. It will be interesting to see if Hamels’ updated list allows for a trade to the Cubs.

The Phillies are expected to at least shop Hamels during the off-season, as he remains the organization’s best method to infuse their minor league system with premium talent.

Hamels is coming off of the best season of his career despite a 9-9 record. He finished with a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings with a 198/59 K/BB ratio. He has $96 million and four years remaining on his six-year, $144 million contract signed back in July 2012.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.

The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.

The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.

Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.