Hamels joins the Cubs...Escobar heads to Arizona...Cabrera goes to Philadelphia
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cole Hamels goes from last place to first place when he joins the Chicago Cubs during this weekend’s series at St. Louis. The Cubs got the left-hander yesterday by trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas. The 34-year-old Hamels is an experienced postseason pitcher. He was the NL Championship Series and World Series MVP when Philadelphia won the title in 2008.
UNDATED (AP) — Switch-hitting infielder Eduardo Escobar is headed to Arizona after the NL West contenders got him from Minnesota Twins for minor league right-hander Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad. Escobar hit .274 with 15 home runs, 63 RBIs and a major league-best 37 doubles in 97 games this season, his seventh with the Twins.
UNDATED (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera (ahs-DROO’-buhl kah-BREHR’-uh) is on his way to Philadelphia. The NL East-leading Phillies got him in a trade last night for Double-A pitcher Franklyn Kilome. The 32-year-old Cabrera was hitting .277 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs as the Mets’ second baseman, and is likely to join the Phillies this weekend in Cincinnati.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees host a doubleheader today against Kansas City after last night’s game was called off because of rain. Luis Severino will move up and pitch the opener for the Yankees and CC Sabathia will start the second game. Sabathia had been set to pitch last night on his bobblehead night at Yankee Stadium.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Stephen Ames shares the lead at the Senior British Open with Miguel Angel Jimenez (AHN’-hehl hee-MEHN’-ehz) at nine under. Ames completed his second round today by parring No. 18 for a 3-under 69. The Canadian was one of 18 players who completed the second round today. Jimenez finished yesterday, firing a 5-under 67 for a total of 135.