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Kyle Blanks

Red Sox trade 1B Mike Napoli back to Rangers

Mike Napoli is headed back to Texas, where he played in a World Series before going on to win one with Boston. The first baseman was traded Friday to the Rangers from the Red Sox for a player to be named or cash. Boston also sent money to Texas as part of the deal, which came a week after baseball's deadline for trading players without placing them on waivers. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said reacquiring Napoli fills the team's need for a right-handed bat with power. "He is a guy who always hits lefties. It's an area where we have struggled this year," Daniels said on a conference call Friday night. "He is a guy we know. We know he's going to fit...

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