December 18, 2014
TORONTO (AP) - The Texas Rangers traded left-handed pitcher Kason Gabbard to Boston Red Sox on Thursday, sending him back to his original team for cash.
Gabbard was 4-0 for the Red Sox when they traded him on July 31, 2007, to Texas as part of a deal for closer Eric Gagne.
Drafted by Boston in 2000, the 27-year-old Gabbard was 9-7 with a 4.53 ERA in parts of four seasons with the Red Sox and Texas. He was at Triple-A Oklahoma City when the deal was made.
The trade came one day after Texas pitcher Darren O'Day wore Gabbard's jersey in a game at Toronto. O'Day was claimed on waivers from the New York Mets earlier in the day and the Rangers had no time to prepare a jersey for him.
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