Right-hander Wes Littleton, who was designated for assignment last week, has been traded to Boston for a player to be named later or cash considerations. General manager Jon Daniels said the deal might not be completed until Opening Day.
Littleton, 26, spent most of the 2008 season at Triple-A Oklahoma but made 12 appearances for the Rangers after being the last player sent down at the end of spring training. He was the Rangers' fourth-round pick in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
-- Jeff Wilson