On ,December 9 1994 — The Texas Rangers trade Jose Canseco (.282, 31, 90) to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Otis Nixon and infielder Luis Ortiz. The Red Sox captured the AL East Division title to advance to the ALDS, making it Canseco’s first postseason in 5 years. During the regular season, he hit 24 home runs with a .306 batting average, his highest since 1988. His last home run of the ’95 season against Jesse Orosco was his 300th career.
Canseco had a great first half to the 1996 season, hitting 26 home runs by the All-Star break, but he was sidelined during August and part of September due to a back injury. He finished the season with 28 homers in 96 games.
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