Report: Former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels agrees to deal with rival Braves

Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts during his no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Phillies defeated the Cubs 5-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Any hopes Phillies fans had of a reunion with pitcher Cole Hamels have been dashed.

According to, the veteran pitcher has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Atlanta Braves.

Hamels, 35, pitched for the Phillies from 2006 to 2015. Since then, he’s played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs.

The left-hander became a fan favorite during his time in Philadelphia, helping lead the team to two World Series appearances, including a World Series title in 2008.