Cole Hamels can't veto a trade to the Dodgers, but the Philadelphia Phillies would have to be "wowed" to move the three-time All-Star pitcher, Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday.
"We'd have to be wowed to give up a player like Cole Hamels, which would be a wow that would help us with the process and go in the direction we want to go," Sandberg said.
Hamels has a provision in his contract that would allow him to block deals to 20 of the 29 other teams. The Dodgers aren't on that list, according to a person familiar with the details of Hamels' contract.
Sandberg said General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has spoken to Hamels about his situation.