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Texas Rangers trade Delino DeShields to Boston Red Sox for cash

Mar 7, 2021; Surprise, Arizona, USA;  Texas Ranger outfielder Delino DeShields kisses his bat before in preparation for his at bat in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodger at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 7, 2021; Surprise, Arizona, USA; Texas Ranger outfielder Delino DeShields kisses his bat before in preparation for his at bat in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodger at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers traded outfielder Delino DeShields to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.

The Rangers also placed outfielder Eli White (right elbow strain) on the 10-day injured list, transferred outfielder Willie Calhoun from the 10-day to the 60-day IL, and selected the contract of infielder Yonny Hernandez from Triple-A Round Rock.

DeShields, 28, has spent the entire season in the minors after joining Texas as a spring training invitee. He batted .263 with five homers, 18 RBIs and 16 stolen bases in 66 games at Round Rock.

In the majors, DeShields is a lifetime .246 hitter with 18 homers, 133 RBIs and 109 steals in 576 games with Texas (2015-19) and the Cleveland Indians (2020). He was originally drafted in the first round (eighth overall) by the Houston Astros in 2010.

White, 27, is batting just .177 with six homers, 15 RBIs and 66 strikeouts in 64 games this season.

Calhoun, 26, landed on the IL on June 27 with a left forearm fracture after being hit by a pitch. He batted .254 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 59 games this year.

Hernandez, 23, has not yet made his major league debut. He is hitting .250 with one homer and 13 RBIs in 61 games at Round Rock and leads Triple-A West with 51 walks and 21 stolen bases.

–Field Level Media