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    Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli
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    BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 02: Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on August 2, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    The Boston Red Sox have traded first baseman Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers.

    The team confirms it has dealt the struggling slugger to Texas with cash considerations for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Napoli is owed the balance of $16 million for the remainder of the season. It is unclear how much of his salary, if any, will be paid by Texas.

    A major part of the 2013 World Series victory, Napoli has batted just .207/.307/.386 with 13 homers this year.

    Thursday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that Napoli was one of several players the Red Sox placed on revocable waivers - a common practice in the month of August, following the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. During the month, teams may trade players who pass through waivers. If a player is claimed, instead, the waiving team may revoke the waiver and keep the player, work out a trade with the claiming team or simply give the player, and his contract, to the claiming team.

    Napoli played for the Rangers from 2011-12, when he served as the team's catcher. He was an All-Star in the second of those years.

    Check back for more on this developing story.

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