The Washington Nationals reportedly have their eyes

23 Января 2019 г.
on Texas Rangers southpaw Cole Hamels as a potential target to bolster their starting staff prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.According to Jon Paul Morosi of [url=]Bradley Zimmer Jersey[/url] , the two teams have discussed a trade involving Hamels, although he clarified "negotiations are at a preliminary stage and obstacles remain."One obstacle Washington doesn't have to worry about is the pitcher stopping the potential deal, considering Morosi noted it is not one of the 20 teams in which Hamels can block as a trade destination.It is no surprise Washington is interested in adding to its staff [url=][/url] , considering it is a middling 14th in the league in starter ERA. It is six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies and five games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East and faces an uphill battle reaching the playoffs.A rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg would make the Nationals a formidable opponent in any playoff series, but they have to reach the postseason first.Not long ago, adding Hamels would give the Nationals another ace-like pitcher alongside those two in their pursuit of the postseason. He is a four-time All-Star and won the 2008 National League Championship Series and World Series MVP as a member of the Phillies as one of the better pitchers of his generation.However [url=]Erik Gonzalez Jersey[/url] , he sports a 4.36 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 19 starts this season for the Rangers, which would both be career-high marks if he maintains that pace.Morosi noted Texas would likely have to take on some of Hamels' future salary obligations in a trade given that performance. His contract features a $20 million club option or $6 million buyout for 2019 in addition to the more than $7 million he is still owed the rest of this season. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star outfielder Mike Trout was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of an inflamed right wrist [url=][/url] , a move that Los Angeles Angels had hoped to avoid.Manager Mike Scioscia sounded confident that Trout’s stay on the DL would not be extended beyond the minimum time. The Angels head out on a road trip to San Diego and Texas after the weekend.“We anticipate him being back when his DL is up,” Scioscia said. “Definitely in Texas he is going to play (Thursday), so most likely he will travel (to San Diego). The treatment he is getting is easy to administer.”The move was retroactive to Monday [url=]Carlos Carrasco Jersey[/url] , when Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist. The two-time AL MVP has missed seven consecutive games.The 27-year-old Trout is batting .309 with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs. He leads the majors with a .459 on-base percentage.Trout hasn’t played since Aug. 1, when he hurt his wrist during a feet-first slide into third base in Tampa Bay.Trout was out for 39 games last season after tearing a ligament in his left thumb in a headfirst slide.Scioscia initially didn’t think Trout would need to go on the DL. He said Friday there should be no long-term ramifications from the injury.
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