Littleton to Boston.
Texas has traded righthander Wes Littleton to Boston for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
No, the PTBNL will not be Clay Buchholz.
For what it’s worth, the Boston press release indicates that the trade considerations owed by Boston actually call for *two* players to be named later, or cash.
Also, in checking on Littleton’s career numbers against the Red Sox, he’s faced them only three times, twice in Fenway Park, and has a 6.00 ERA any way you break it down (home, away, overall). In Fenway, Boston hit .273/.429/.364 against the 26-year-old, a really good guy who is out of options and joins a club that already has veteran relievers Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, and David Aardsma, plus lefthanders Hideki Okajima and Javier Lopez, on board.
By rule, Texas and Boston have six months to complete the deal. Jon Daniels told reporters that it’s a trade that might not be completed until close to Opening Day, which suggests the return could be dependent on Littleton’s success in making the Boston roster and avoiding a designation for assignment.