Cole Hamels wants to be traded this winter

The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, Cole Hamels, would welcome a trade this winter, reported Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.

He was neutral when I talked to him,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. “Happy to go. I think he wants to win, but he signed his contract, and he plans on honoring the contract, obviously.”

Hamels is owed $90 million over the next four years and has a $24-million vesting option for another.

There’s no pressure to move him and no necessity to do it,” Amaro added, “and frankly I’m not dying to move him. If there is an opportunity that is going to make our organization better off, then you have to consider it because we’re considering everything.”

Hamels went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts for the Phillies last season.

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