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1983 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1982 / 1984

78-84, Finished 6th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ralph Houk (78-84)
GM: Haywood Sullivan, Scouting Dir: Eddie Kasko
Scored 724 runs, Allowed 775 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-86

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 1,782,285 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 107 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

November 1, 1982

Released Tony Perez.

November 10, 1982

Tom Burgmeier granted Free Agency.

December 6, 1982

Traded Jerry King (minors), Garry Hancock and Carney Lansford to the Oakland Athletics. Received Tony Armas and Jeff Newman.

December 10, 1982

Traded Chuck Rainey to the Chicago Cubs. Received Doug Bird.

January 10, 1983

Signed Josias Manzanillo as an amateur free agent.

January 11, 1983

Drafted Ellis Burks in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 17, 1983.

Drafted Eric Hetzel in the 5th round of the 1983 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 13, 1983

Traded Mike Torrez to the New York Mets. Received a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Mike Davis (minors) (February 15, 1983) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

January 17, 1983

Purchased Brian Kingman from the Oakland Athletics.

March 25, 1983

Released Brian Kingman.

May 17, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Dana Williams as an amateur free agent.

June 6, 1983 (Standings)

Drafted Randy Byers in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Roger Clemens in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1983.

Drafted Mike Brumley in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted John Mitchell in the 7th round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Dana Kiecker in the 8th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1983.

Drafted Kirt Manwaring in the 12th round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Dalton in the 15th round of the 1983 amateur draft.

October 20, 1983

Steve Shields granted Free Agency.

November 7, 1983

Doug Bird granted Free Agency.

December 5, 1983

Signed Victor Rosario as an amateur free agent.

December 6, 1983

Traded John Tudor to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Mike Easler.

January 17, 1984

Drafted Dan Gakeler in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted John Leister in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Daryl Irvine in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

February 20, 1984

Signed Rich Gale as a free agent.

March 24, 1984

Traded Luis Aponte to the Cleveland Indians. Received Emil Perry (minors) and Michael Poindexter (minors).

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions