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1996 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1995 / 1997

85-77, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Kevin Kennedy (85-77)
GM: Dan Duquette, Farm Dir: Edward P. Kenney, Scouting Dir: Wayne Britton
Scored 928 runs, Allowed 921 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-80

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,315,231 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 106

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 1995

Juan Bell granted Free Agency.

Terry Shumpert granted Free Agency.

Selected Brent Cookson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

October 9, 1995

Signed Luis Aquino as a free agent.

October 11, 1995

Traded a player to be named later and Frankie Rodriguez to the Minnesota Twins. Received Rick Aguilera. The Boston Red Sox sent J.J. Johnson (minors) (October 11, 1995) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

October 12, 1995

Selected J.J. Thobe off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

October 13, 1995

Selected Butch Henry off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

October 14, 1995

Chris James granted Free Agency.

Matt Stairs granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1995

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Tuffy Rhodes granted Free Agency.

Rich Rowland granted Free Agency.

Jack Voigt granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1995

Released Chris Donnels.

October 27, 1995

Released Luis Aquino.

October 30, 1995

Jose Canseco granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1995

Rick Aguilera granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1995

Signed Jim Tatum as a free agent.

Erik Hanson granted Free Agency.

Zane Smith granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1995

Willie McGee granted Free Agency.

November 6, 1995

Mike Macfarlane granted Free Agency.

Mike Maddux granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1995

Signed Brad Pennington as a free agent.

November 9, 1995

Signed Ken Grundt as a free agent.

November 20, 1995

Signed Ramon Caraballo as a free agent.

November 27, 1995

Signed Brent Knackert as a free agent.

December 4, 1995

Drafted Joe Crawford from the New York Mets in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

December 6, 1995

Signed Jose Canseco as a free agent.

December 12, 1995

Signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

December 13, 1995

Signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

December 14, 1995

Signed Rich Garces as a free agent.

Signed Mike Stanley as a free agent.

December 15, 1995

Signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

December 17, 1995

Signed Nate Minchey as a free agent.

December 19, 1995

Signed Juan Bell as a free agent.

December 20, 1995

Dave Hollins granted Free Agency.

December 21, 1995

Signed Milt Cuyler as a free agent.

Signed Tom Gordon as a free agent.

Tim Van Egmond granted Free Agency.

December 26, 1995

Signed Chuck Ricci as a free agent.

1996

Signed Phil Clark as a free agent.

January 2, 1996

Signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

January 3, 1996

Signed Tim Van Egmond as a free agent.

January 10, 1996

Traded Shayne Bennett, Rheal Cormier and Ryan McGuire to the Montreal Expos. Received Wil Cordero and Bryan Eversgerd.

January 22, 1996

Signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

Signed Alex Cole as a free agent.

January 29, 1996

Traded Glenn Murray, Ken Ryan and Lee Tinsley to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Rickey Holifield (minors), Larry Wimberly (minors) and Heathcliff Slocumb.

February 15, 1996

Signed Felix Jose as a free agent.

February 27, 1996

Signed Frank Bolick as a free agent.

March 8, 1996

Signed Kevin Mitchell as a free agent.

March 19, 1996

Luis Alicea selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

March 25, 1996

Selected John Doherty off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

March 26, 1996

Sold Joe Crawford to the New York Mets.

April 18, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Bryan Eversgerd to the Texas Rangers. Received a player to be named later. The Texas Rangers sent Rudy Pemberton (April 24, 1996) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

April 26, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Adam Hyzdu as a free agent.

May 6, 1996 (Standings)

Released Joel Bennett.

May 7, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.

May 12, 1996 (Standings)

Released Felix Jose.

May 17, 1996 (Standings)

Brad Pennington selected by the California Angels off waivers.

June 4, 1996 (Standings)

Drafted Chris Reitsma in the 1st round (34th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1996.

Drafted Dernell Stenson in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1996.

Drafted John Barnes in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1996.

Drafted Robert Ramsay in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1996.

Drafted Justin Duchscherer in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

Drafted Shea Hillenbrand in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

Drafted Aaron Harang in the 22nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Josh Stewart in the 29th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Bynum in the 32nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 5, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Frye as a free agent.

June 6, 1996 (Standings)

Released Tim Van Egmond.

June 8, 1996 (Standings)

Sold Jim Tatum to the San Diego Padres.

June 9, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Scott Bakkum (minors) to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Lee Tinsley.

June 10, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Tom McGraw as a free agent.

June 13, 1996 (Standings)

Esteban Beltre granted Free Agency.

July 23, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Manto to the Seattle Mariners. Received Arquimedez Pozo.

July 24, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Jack Cressend as an amateur free agent.

July 28, 1996 (Standings)

Released Frank Bolick.

July 30, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Kevin Mitchell to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Brad Tweedlie (minors) and Roberto Mejia.

Traded Jamie Moyer to the Seattle Mariners. Received Darren Bragg.

July 31, 1996 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Mike Stanton to the Texas Rangers. Received Mark Brandenburg and Kerry Lacy. The Boston Red Sox sent Dwayne Hosey (November 4, 1996) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

August 1, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Greg Pirkl off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

August 2, 1996 (Standings)

Sent Brent Cookson to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

August 26, 1996 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins. Received Pat Mahomes. The Boston Red Sox sent Brian Looney (December 17, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

August 29, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Jeff Manto off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

October 7, 1996 (Standings)

Released Eric Gunderson.

October 8, 1996 (Standings)

Jeff Manto granted Free Agency.

Selected Bob Milacki off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

October 9, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Mike Campbell off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

October 10, 1996 (Standings)

Milt Cuyler granted Free Agency.

October 11, 1996 (Standings)

Nate Minchey granted Free Agency.

Selected Greg Hansell off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

October 14, 1996 (Standings)

Stan Belinda granted Free Agency.

Selected Ricky Trlicek off waivers from the New York Mets.

October 15, 1996 (Standings)

Alex Cole granted Free Agency.

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Ken Grundt granted Free Agency.

Brent Knackert granted Free Agency.

Tom McGraw granted Free Agency.

Alan Zinter granted Free Agency.

October 18, 1996

Mike Greenwell granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1996

Released Bob Milacki.

October 29, 1996

Sold Mike Campbell to Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central).

November 1, 1996

Mike Maddux granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1996

Roger Clemens granted Free Agency.

Sold Phil Clark to Kintetsu Buffaloes (Japan Pacific).

November 25, 1996

Sent Lee Tinsley to the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

Traded a player to be named later to the Florida Marlins. Received Jesus Tavarez. The Boston Red Sox sent Bobby Rodgers (minors) (December 10, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

December 5, 1996

Released Reggie Harris.

December 6, 1996

Signed Robinson Checo as a free agent.

December 7, 1996

Signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

Tim Naehring granted Free Agency.

December 9, 1996

Signed Bret Saberhagen as a free agent.

December 13, 1996

Signed Tim Naehring as a free agent.

December 14, 1996

Signed Shane Mack as a free agent.

December 15, 1996

Signed Frank Francisco as an amateur free agent.

December 17, 1996

Signed Chris Hammond as a free agent.

December 20, 1996

Signed Chris Donnels as a free agent.

December 27, 1996

Signed Johnny Ruffin as a free agent.

January 22, 1997

Signed Steve Avery as a free agent.

January 23, 1997

Signed Ken Grundt as a free agent.

January 27, 1997

Traded Jose Canseco to the Oakland Athletics. Received John Wasdin and cash.

January 31, 1997

Signed Mike Benjamin as a free agent.

February 3, 1997

Signed Jim Corsi as a free agent.

Released Roberto Mejia.

February 8, 1997

Signed Scott Leius as a free agent.

February 10, 1997

Signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

February 15, 1997

Signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

March 6, 1997

Signed Tim Spehr as a free agent.

March 14, 1997

Released Mike Williams.

March 25, 1997

Purchased Carlos Valdez from the San Francisco Giants.

March 26, 1997

Sold Tim Spehr to the Kansas City Royals.

Released Chris Donnels.

Released Greg Hansell.

Released Mike Maddux.

March 29, 1997

Released Scott Leius.

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions