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.
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