Hammel, who struck out nine on Monday but did not get a decision in the Cubs' 5-4, 13-inning win over the Marlins, could be the next Cubs starter dealt by the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In the last two years, the Cubs have traded Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Scott Feldman.
Hammel has asked his agent to only call when there's actual news. So far, the right-hander hasn't heard a word.
"I told him, 'Tell me when something is actually happening,'" Hammel said. "I don't want to hear about the other stuff that's just hearsay."
The Cubs return home Friday, and Hammel knows the media will ask.