Red Sox upgrade bullpen with Gagne deal
CLEVELAND -- Eric Gagne's comeback has landed him a new role on a new team: helping the Red Sox close out the Yankees.
Gagne, pitching like his old self following two elbow operations and back surgery, was acquired by Boston for the stretch run on Tuesday from the Texas Rangers, who also unloaded first baseman Mark Teixeira to Atlanta in a seven-player swap.
Gagne waived his no-trade clause to join the American League East leaders and agreed to be Boston's set-up man after the ...
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JULY 31 TRADE DEADLINE
The Braves made the biggest splash before Major League Baseball's non-waiver trading deadline, acquiring switch-hitting slugger Mark Teixeira and hard-throwing reliever Octavio Dotel. The Red Sox also bolstered their bullpen with Eric Gagne.
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