• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies officially deal Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman to Rangers

    The Phillies and Rangers finally completed their blockbuster trade Friday. The Rangers will receive starting pitcher Cole Hamels, reliever Jake Diekman and cash considerations in exchange for starting pitcher Matt Harrison, outfield prospect Nick Williams, catcher prospect Jorge Alfaro, starting pitcher prospect Jake Thompson, starting pitcher prospect Alec Asher and starting pitcher prospect Jerad Eickhoff. The 31-year-old Hamels, who will make his Texas debut Saturday against the Giants, has compiled a 114-90 record, 3.30 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 10 seasons in the majors -- all with the Phillies. The three-time All-Star is under contract through 2018 on a seven-year, $159 million deal. He also has a $20 million option ($6 million buyout) for 2019. The 28-year-old Diekman is in his fourth MLB season. He has compiled a 9-11 record, 3.84 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 191 career relief appearances for Philadelphia. He is striking out 11.7 batters per nine innings.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies recall Jake Diekman, DFA Dustin McGowan on Thursday

    The Phillies recalled reliever Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Dustin McGowan was designated for assignment.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies option Jake Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

    The Phillies optioned pitcher Jake Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday's loss to the Reds. Diekman pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings in the loss, striking out two batters and walking one while surrendering no hits. He owns a 6.75 ERA and 29:17 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings across 25 appearances. The Phillies will announce a corresponsing roster move on Friday.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Phillies P Jake Diekman gives up grand slam in loss to Red Sox

    Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman had an afternoon to forget during Monday's 8-0 loss to the Red Sox. Diekman came in relief during the ninth inning with the Phillies trailing 4-0. He then gave up a single to Allen Craig and walked Mookie Betts before striking out Dustin Pedroia for his lone out of the inning. Diekman then walked Mike Napoli to load the bases. Hanley Ramirez then hit a grand slam in the next at-bat. Diekman was then replaced by Cesar Jimenez. "I felt good," Diekman said, via MLB.com. "But when pitches are belt high, they're going to hit them no matter what. I just need to get the ball down more. I mean, everything was up. That slider was pretty much right where it needed to be for a homer. It was hung really, really bad." Since Diekman only pitched one-third of an inning, his ERA is a monstrous 108.00 to start the season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Phillies' Jake Diekman historically bad in loss

    Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman declared his Friday appearance, "the worst outing in the history of the world." Diekman entered a scoreless game in the fifth inning and promptly gave up a double and four singles before recording an out. He ended up allowing seven runs in one third of an inning. "I fell behind in counts and every strike I threw they took a good swing at," Diekman said, per CSN Philly. "It's embarrassing. ... It's unbelievable." Despite his 12.27 ERA, Diekman got a vote of confidence from manager Ryne Sandberg. "There's no concern," he said.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta

    Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win. Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Jacob Diekman gets ejected, takes the loss in extras

    Phillies reliever Jacob Diekman (3-3) took the loss and was ejected for arguing balls and strikes by home plate umpire Andy Fletcher after his outing Saturday night against the Nationals in extras. Diekman, who entered the game in the 10th inning, allowed a run-scoring single to Ryan Zimmerman and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch, which proved to be the difference. He permitted two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over one inning of work. He owns a 4.53 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 43 2/3 innings of relief.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Jacob Diekman gets knocked around in win over Rockies

    Phillies reliever Jacob Diekman was knocked around on Sunday, but managed to escape with his second win of the season in a 10-9 victory over Colorado at Coors Field. With a two-run advantage, Diekman served up a two-run home run to Justin Morneau in the seventh inning to tie the game. The Phillies rallied and scored two runs in the bottom of the eight to secure the win. He allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out three over 1 1/3 innings pitched. He owns an 8.38 ERA over his first 9 2/3 innings of work this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jacob Diekman takes loss vs. Braves Monday

    Phillies pitcher Jacob Diekman took the loss Monday after giving up four earned runs on two hits and two walks in the ninth inning of his team's 9-6 defeat at the hands of the Braves. Diekman (1-1) was handed a 6-5 lead to begin the ninth, and while he did strike out three batters in the frame, he also surrendered a game-sealing grand slam to Dan Uggla. Both teams decided to rest their closers in this game, and the bullpens went on to give up 12 runs in the eighth and ninth inning combined. Diekman owns a 8.59 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Phillies recall Jake Diekman

    The Phillies recalled left-handed reliever Jake Diekman on Thursday, as the corresponding move to the demotion of Tyler Cloyd. Diekman, 26, followed up a sparkling 2012 minor league campaign (1.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) with a relatively ugly 2013 -- in 30 innings, Diekman has a 5.70 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. However, he has been great against lefties, holding them to a .161 average.