The Texas Rangers are currently at the bottom of the American League West Division and with 11 games behind the first placed team, the Houston Astros, it looks like time is starting to run out for them to clinch a playoff spot. With this being said, it looks like they're starting to plan the next season.
According to Ken Rosenthal from the Athletic, the Rangers have stated that they are open to making trades. This means that veterans like Bartolo Colón, Cole Hamels, Adrián Beltré and Doug Fister could be on the move really soon.
Cole Hamels looks like the most desired piece on the puzzle according to Rosenthal, but the pitcher does have a nine-team no-trade list consisting of the Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, and Tampa Bay Rays.
And according to YES Network and USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the New York Yankees looks like one of the most possible landing spots for Hamels right now, along with the Brewers, Cubs, and Phillies.
The left-hander owns a 3.48 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 57 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings. He's owed $23.5 million this season, with a $20-million team option or $6-million buyout for next season