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1985 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

81-81, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McNamara (81-81)
GM: Lou Gorman (Hired 2/1/1984), Scouting Dir: Eddie Kasko
Scored 800 runs, Allowed 720 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-73

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 1,786,633 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1984

Dennis Burtt granted Free Agency.

Chico Walker granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1984

Signed Eddie Zambrano as an amateur free agent.

November 8, 1984

Gary Allenson granted Free Agency.

Rich Gale granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1984

Purchased Ed Glynn from the New York Mets.

November 26, 1984

Signed Carlos Quintana as an amateur free agent.

December 3, 1984

Drafted Mike Trujillo from the San Francisco Giants in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

January 3, 1985

Drafted Daryl Irvine in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 13, 1985.

January 14, 1985

Signed Bruce Kison as a free agent.

January 23, 1985

Signed Dave Sax as a free agent.

April 1, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Jim Corsi as a free agent.

Released John Henry Johnson.

April 4, 1985 (Standings)

Released Jeff Newman.

May 1, 1985 (Standings)

Sent Ed Glynn to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Eric Hetzel in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Lance Blankenship in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tino Martinez in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Todd Pratt in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

Drafted Brady Anderson in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

Drafted Ed Sprague in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 11, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Reid Nichols to the Chicago White Sox. Received Tim Lollar.

November 12, 1985

Bruce Kison granted Free Agency.

Rick Miller granted Free Agency.

November 13, 1985

Traded Chris Bayer (minors), Tom McCarthy, John Mitchell and Bob Ojeda to the New York Mets. Received John Christensen, Wes Gardner, Calvin Schiraldi and LaSchelle Tarver.

November 14, 1985

Released Jim Dorsey.

December 10, 1985

Released Jerry Remy.

December 11, 1985

Traded Mark Clear to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Ed Romero.

December 12, 1985

Traded Charlie Mitchell to the Minnesota Twins. Received Mike Stenhouse.

December 17, 1985

Traded Jackie Gutierrez to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Sammy Stewart.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Alan Mills in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Curt Schilling in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 30, 1986.

January 31, 1986

Signed Joe Sambito as a free agent.

Released Jim Corsi.

March 19, 1986

Released Ed Jurak.

March 28, 1986

Traded Mike Easler to the New York Yankees. Received Don Baylor.

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions