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Phillies LHP Hamels claimed via waivers

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 07 2014 01:00:51 PM CDT
Baseballs, sports, MLB

Cole Hamels could be headed nowhere, but at least one team claimed the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, opening the possibility of a trade before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline.

Multiple outlets reported unidentified teams claimed Hamels and right fielder Marlon Byrd off waivers. Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon cleared waivers.

If they so choose, the Phillies have 48 hours to execute trades with the team that claimed Hamels and Byrd. They could, at any time, opt to pull the player back to their roster.

Hamels has a limited no-trade clause, enabling him to block trades to any team other than the Angels, Braves, Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees.

Placing players on waivers is largely a procedural move and doesn't forecast a deal.

The Phillies were open to trade offers for Byrd, Hamels and left-hander Cliff Lee before the July 31 deadline, but the asking price was steep.

The Phillies have until August 31 to trade Papelbon to any team because he cleared waivers. No team likely claimed him because of his sticker price -- Papelbon is owed $13 million next season and another $13 million in 2016 with a vesting club option.

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