Latest Cole Hamels News

Strasburg opts out of Nats deal, $100M, to become free agent

Nov. 3, 2019 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals, three days after the star pitcher was chosen MVP of the World Series. The move Saturday makes the 31-year-old right-hander a free agent. Strasburg gave up $100 million he had been guaranteed...

Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Maddon as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for...

LEADING OFF: NL Central down to last day, Maddon future?

Sep. 29, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TO BE DETERMINED The NL Central race has come down to the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals lead the Brewers by a game after both clubs lost Saturday night. St. Louis fell under a barrage of homers by the Cubs, while Milwaukee closer Josh Hader...

Cardinals lose to Cubs, NL Central race goes to final day

Sep. 29, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was itching to spray champagne in the Cardinals clubhouse Saturday night. It's been nearly four years since his last boozy bash, and after getting roughed up by the Cubs, he and his St. Louis teammates will have to wait at least one more night. The Cardinals' push for a...

Molina, Hamels spark benches-clearing fracas at Cards-Cubs

Sep. 28, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals star Yadier Molina shouted at Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels after being grazed by a fastball, leading the benches and bullpens to clear Saturday night. Molina was awarded first base in the second inning after Hamels' 91 mph pitch clipped his left arm. He took a few steps toward...

Cardinals lose 8-2 to Cubs, magic number down to 2

Sep. 28, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' bullpen stumbled, and the Cardinals still inched closer to the NL Central title. Andrew Miller and Ryan Helsley were hit hard during an 8-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night, but the Cardinals' magic number for clinching the division dropped to two. Miller (5-6), Helsley...

Pirates beat Chicago 9-5, extend Cubs' skid to 9 games

Sep. 26, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove finished his season on a good note and then made a young boy happy. Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 9-5 on Thursday night and extended the Cubs' losing streak to nine games. Musgrove (11-12) was charged with three...

Cubs lose 7th straight, on brink of elimination

Sep. 24, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A seven-game losing streak has all but eliminated the Chicago Cubs and the near finality of that could be felt in their somber clubhouse following the latest defeat. "You don't ever envision failing," right fielder Jason Heyward said quietly. "Whether you're a parent, someone going to...