Chicago dealt Smyly to Texas for a participant to be named, the workforce introduced, whereas confirming it has exercised Hamels’ $20 million choice.
The #Cubs at present traded LHP Drew Smyly and a participant to be named to the Rangers for a participant to be named.
Moreover, the Cubs have exercised their 2019 membership contract choice on LHP Cole Hamels. pic.twitter.com/MF4PNOwWcR
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 2, 2018
Hamels, who was acquired by the Cubs in a pre-deadline commerce with the Rangers in July, went 9-12 with a 3.78 ERA in 32 begins total in 2018. The 34-year-old was 4-Three with a 2.36 ERA in 12 begins for the Cubs after the commerce. The four-time All-Star and his agent, John Boggs, have additionally expressed curiosity in exploring a longer-term cope with the Cubs.
The Cubs’ transfer to ship Smyly to the Rangers comes after a season through which Smyly didn’t pitch for Chicago as he continued his restoration from Tommy John surgical procedure in June 2017. The 29-year-old has a profession ERA of three.74, with a 31-27 document in 5 seasons with the Tigers and Rays.
Smyly will make no less than $7 million in 2019, plus the potential for as much as $6 million in efficiency incentives.
Chicago’s projected beginning rotation for subsequent yr consists of Hamels, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Yu Darvish, the Chicago-Solar Instances notes.