The Rangers and Phillies are having “ongoing dialogue” about a Cole Hamels trade

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Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers and Phillies are having an “ongoing dialogue” about a Cole Hamels trade. And, more importantly, that Hamels is willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rangers.

Hamels was scratched from his last start because of hamstring discomfort, but he tossed a successful bullpen session Sunday morning and is on track to return to the rotation Wednesday against the Yankees. Assuming his health holds, there should be multiple suitors for Hamels, who sports a 2.96 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 103 strikeouts through 94 1/3 innings.