Red Sox Acquire Kason Gabbard

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have traded left-hander Kason Gabbard to the Red Sox for cash considerations.  

The Red Sox immediately assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.  Gabbard, 27, was 2-3 last season with a 4.82 ERA in 12 starts for Texas.  He was converted to a reliever this offseason but didn't make the big club out of spring training.

Interesting side note: Gabbard was a member of the Red Sox just a few years ago, but was traded in 2007 as part of a package for Eric Gagne.  The other pieces in that deal?  David Murphy and Engel Beltre.

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