Report: Rangers Acquire First Baseman/Outfielder Sam Travis Via Trade

105.3 The Fan
January 15, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Sam Travis

Kim Klement - USA Today Sports

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Texas Rangers have reportedly acquired first-baseman/outfielder Sam Travis from the Boston Red Sox in a trade, sending left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs to Boston in exchange, the team announced. 

Executive Vice President of Communications for the Texas Rangers first announced the trade on twitter. 

Travis has been assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, and, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, will likely be used as a platoon player at first base should the Rangers fail to make a high-profile acquisition at the position. 

The right-handed hitter had 6 home runs and 16 RBI in 59 games with the Red Sox last season, hitting with a .215 batting average and a .274 OBP.

Travis is a career .230 hitter, with a .288 OBP, a .371 slugging percentage, and a .659 OPS in three Major League seasons, and has seven total home runs to his name in his career.