Red Sox acquire Eric Gagné.
The Boston Red Sox have acquired Eric Gagné from the Texas Rangers just minutes before the trade deadline yesterday. The 2003 Cy Young award winner said to the press that he was glad to join a first class organization like the Boston Red Sox and is glad to have a shot at winning the World Series this year.
The Red Sox gave three young minor league players in order to acquire Eric Gagné. And just to make sure that Gagné was to be satisfied, the Red Sox will pay all of his bonuses clauses in his contract, even if the conditions are not fully met. Also, a new role awaits him as he will generally set the table up in 7th and 8th inning for the Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon.
!n 33.1 innings this season, Gagné has a record of 2-0 with a ERA of 2.16. He also has registered 29 strikeouts and saved 16 games this season.