Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napol
New York Yankees outfielder Chris Young is called out at first by manager review as Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is on the bag during the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium Aug. 6, 2015. Reuters/Anthony Gruppuso-USA Today Sports

Mike Napoli is headed back to Texas. The Boston Red Sox have traded the veteran first baseman to the Rangers along with cash in a waiver deal. Boston will receive a player or cash on a later date.

The 33-year-old Napoli played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2006 to 2010, the Rangers from 2011 to 2012 and has been with the Red Sox since signing as a free agent in 2013.

"He is a guy who always hits lefties. It's an area where we have struggled this year," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said via ESPN. "He is a guy we know. We know he's going to fit our culture. He has a winning makeup."

The Rangers are in contention for a postseason slot in the American League West with a 55-55 record. The Red Sox are last in the AL East with 50 wins against 62 losses.

Napoli, a nine-year veteran, has a career batting average of .253, 883 hits, 198 home runs and 564 RBIs.