The Atlanta Braves and pitcher Cole Hamels reportedly agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday.
The left-handed pitcher’s maintain the Braves is value $18 million, ESPN reported, bringing up resources.
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The Braves have now not formally introduced the deal. The Athletic reported Hamels used to be taking his bodily with the group.
The four-time All-Superstar spent the closing season and a part with the Chicago Cubs. Chicago received Hamels in a industry with the Texas Rangers all through the 2018 season. Chicago gave up two pitchers within the deal. He had in the past signed a two-year, $23.nine million maintain the Rangers ahead of that industry.
Hamels had a forged season with the Cubs in 2019. He recorded a three.81 ERA with 143 strikeouts and a nine.1 Okay/nine, however the 35-year-old continues to be a some distance cry from his dominant days with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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The veteran joins a Braves group that were given a breakout season from rookie Mike Soroka, who had a 2.68 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 29 begins and completed 2d in Nationwide League Rookie of the Yr balloting.
Atlanta additionally has Max Fried and Mike Foltynewicz set of their 2020 rotation.
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The Braves have younger stars in all places the sector and including a veteran like Hamels may give them the management they wish to assist them get thru to the Nationwide League Championship Collection and past come subsequent season.