Trade Details

Date: December 21, 2007

Cincinnati Reds acquire

  • Left-handed pitcher Danny Herrera
  • Right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez

Texas Rangers acquire

  • Outfielder Josh Hamilton

OF Josh Hamilton

After a strong rookie performance for the Reds in 2007, Hamilton immediately ascended to stardom with his new club. He received five consecutive All-Star selections from 2008-2012, averaged more than 100 runs batted in during those seasons, and earned the respect of fans across baseball for fighting to overcome years of drug addiction.

RHP Edinson Volquez

Volquez got off to a terrific start in Cincinnati, leading their 2008 rotation in both wins and strikeouts. However, command issues caught up with him the following three seasons. He has bounced around to five different teams since 2012.

Trade's Legacy

Hamilton was the face of the Rangers during the best years of the franchise's history. Still, it needs to be emphasized that another one of their trades from 2007 actually played a larger role in their rise to contention...

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