The Nationals and Rangers have discu sed a trade for starting pitcher Cole Hamels, according to MLB Network.Hamels, 34, can not block a trade to Washington.He’s owed more than $7 million the rest of this season, followed by a $20 million club option (or $6 million buyout) for 2019.While Mookie Betts Jersey the Nationals third in the NL East hold a precarious position on postseason contention, they may be in the market to upgrade their rotation.Hamels is currently 5-8 with a 4.36 ERA, but he has struggled recently, allowing 18 earned runs in his last 17 innings pitched. He pitches Monday against the Athletics.With Stephen Strasburg back from injury, Washington could be just one pitcher David Ortiz Jersey away from a complete rotation. Hamels’ experience would allow them to move Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark to the bullpen should they make their postseason.

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