The long trade of Cole Hamels has officially been completed. Both the Rangers and Phillies have confirmed that the trade is now official and Hamels will arrive in Texas this evening to join the Rangers.
After making his major league debut last season, left-hander Jake Diekman has had a season full of ups and downs at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013. A tough road trip to Durham and Norfolk may have given him a new-found approach that will work for him.
Jake Diekman got a major league audition last season and will battle for full-time work in the majors this spring. The young left-hander is developing better than some scouts thought that he might.
January 25, 2013
It's the age we live in. Phillies prospect Michael Schwimer was simply congratulating some teammates on their pending promotions to Philadelphia, but he was actually breaking news.
As opening day approaches, the Phillies continued to cut down the number of players in camp. Left-hander Jake Diekman and two other pitchers were sent to minor league camp.
Jacob Diekman simply didn't have much going for him as a starter, but being moved to the bullpen in 2009 helped him out. Now, he just needs to keep building on that success and climbing the minor league ladder.
February 22, 2010
The Phillies may have drafted Jacob Diekman in the 30th round, but they thought a lot more of him than that, which is why they gave him over slot money to help make up his mind to turn pro. The investment could pay off nicely.