The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to trade ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects, two people familiar with the deal said.
Both people spoke to the Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized.
Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers.
The 2008 World Series most valuable player was an integral part of the greatest run in franchise history when the Phillies won five consecutive National League East titles, two pennants and one World Series from 2007 to 2011. He pitched a no-hitter on...