4:42pm: A press release from the Red Sox says it’s actually two players to be named later or cash considerations. Amalie Benjamin notes that Littleton is out of options, so the return may not be impressive.
4:33pm: According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers traded righty Wes Littleton to the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. GM Jon Daniels said the player may not be named until close to opening day.
Littleton, 26, has a 3.69 ERA in 102.1 career innings. He had a nice half-season out of the Rangers’ pen in ’06.