The Rangers have traded left-hander Kason Gabbard to Boston, the team who traded him for Eric Gagne in 2007, for cash considerations. The Red Sox have assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket and are expected to send him to extending spring training. Gabbard, who was made a reliever this season, had struggled at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In his last appearance Tuesday, the left-hander allowed six runs in one inning.
The final memory of Gabbard for many might have happened Wednesday, and he wasn't even invovled. Darren O'Day was wearing Gabbard's No. 30 jersey when he surrendered the game-winning hit to Kevin Millar.
-- Jeff Wilson