Boston Red Sox Rumors: 1B Mike Napoli returns to the Texas Rangers

First baseman Mike Napoli was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named or cash. It was an unexpected move as Boston also sends money to Texas as a part of the deal. The trade came after MLB’s deadline for trading players without putting them on Waivers.

Napoli was removed from the lineup before the Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Napoli batted .207 with 13 homers and 40 RBI’s in 98 games for the Red Sox this season. He is on the verge of becoming a free agent after the season.

Napoli was instrumental in helping the Red Sox in winning the 2013 World Series. He was beloved by the fans in Texas before signing in with the Red Sox in 2013.

Napoli batted .320 with a career-high 30 homers as the Rangers won their second consecutive American League pennant in 2011. He hit .350 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in the World Series loss to St. Louis.

The following season, Napoli had 24 homers in 108 games and was the AL’s starting catcher in the All-Star Game.

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