Source: Red Sox will be in attendance at Cole Hamels' workout

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Remember when the Red Sox trying to acquire Cole Hamels was a very real thing? Well, maybe the conversation is about to be resurfaced.

According to a major league source, the Red Sox will be one of the teams in attendance at Hamels' scheduled workout for scouts in Texas Friday.

The 37-year-old is looking to comeback after pitching just 3 1/3 innings with the Braves after inking a one-year, $18 million deal due to a shoulder injury. Hamels was productive in 2019 with the Cubs, posting a 3.81 ERA in 27 starts.

While some believed the Red Sox' path to acquiring Hamels from the Phillies in 2014 and '15 was blocked by the pitcher's no-trade clause, the lefty told WEEI.com in 2016 he would have absolutely pitched for Boston.

"It's a team I would have played for," he said.

The four-time All-Star pitched as many as 190 2/3 innings as recently as 2018, finishing with a combined ERA of 3.78 for the Rangers and Cubs. He posted an impressive 2.36 ERA in 12 starts down the stretch that season for Chicago.

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