The Texas Rangers have reportedly acquired Mike Napoli from the Boston Red Sox, according to a report from Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. As of now, neither team has confirmed the trade.
According to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have received cash alongside Napoli in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. In order to clear a spot for Napoli on the club’s 40-man roster, the Rangers have transferred Kyle Blanks to the 60-day DL.
As mentioned by Bradford, the Rangers and Mariners were both on Napoli’s no-trade list but as we can clearly see, he has waived that clause. Mike is likely to join the team prior to Sunday afternoon’s game in Seattle.
Napoli, 33, is currently being represented by Brian Grieper. Thus far into the 2015 season, Napoli has hit .207/.307/.386 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs having appeared in a total of 98 games played during the 2015 regular season.
Mike has previously appeared with the Rangers who he played for from 2011-2012 after being traded from the Los Angeles Angels during the 2010 offseason.