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2003 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

95-67, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Grady Little (95-67)
GM: Theo Epstein (Promoted 11/25/2002), Scouting Dir: David Chadd
Scored 961 runs, Allowed 809 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 94-68

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,724,165 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 105

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 2, 2002

Selected Jason Shiell off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 9, 2002

Selected Brandon Lyon off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

October 14, 2002

Kevin Brown granted Free Agency.

Calvin Pickering granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2002

Jason Boyd granted Free Agency.

Paxton Crawford granted Free Agency.

Todd Erdos granted Free Agency.

James Lofton granted Free Agency.

Steve Lomasney granted Free Agency.

Chris Michalak granted Free Agency.

Warren Morris granted Free Agency.

Bry Nelson granted Free Agency.

Jeff Wallace granted Free Agency.

Don Wengert granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2002

Signed Hansel Izquierdo as a free agent.

October 28, 2002

Cliff Floyd granted Free Agency.

Ugueth Urbina granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Carlos Baerga granted Free Agency.

Rickey Henderson granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2002

Tony Clark granted Free Agency.

Rey Sanchez granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2002

Shane Andrews granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2002

Dustin Hermanson granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2002

Signed Chris Coste as a free agent.

Signed James Lofton as a free agent.

Willie Banks granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2002

Signed Justin Kaye as a free agent.

November 12, 2002

Signed Tom Davey as a free agent.

November 18, 2002

Signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

November 24, 2002

Signed Julio Zuleta as a free agent.

November 25, 2002

Signed Steve Woodard as a free agent.

November 27, 2002

Selected Ryan Rupe off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

December 5, 2002

Signed Willie Banks as a free agent.

December 6, 2002

Released Wayne Gomes.

December 12, 2002

Traded players to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Todd Walker. The Boston Red Sox sent Josh Thigpen (minors) (December 16, 2002) and Tony Blanco (December 16, 2002) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

December 15, 2002

Traded Josh Hancock to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jeremy Giambi.

December 16, 2002

Drafted Adrian Brown from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Wil Ledezma drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Javier Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Matt White from the Cleveland Indians in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Junior Herndon from the San Diego Padres in the 2002 minor league draft.

Signed Larry Sutton as a free agent.

Traded Luis Cruz to the San Diego Padres. Received Cesar Crespo.

December 17, 2002

Rolando Arrojo granted Free Agency.

December 18, 2002

Signed Damian Jackson as a free agent.

December 19, 2002

Signed Kris Foster as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Brian Daubach granted Free Agency.

December 24, 2002

Signed Chad Fox as a free agent.

December 31, 2002

Signed Ramiro Mendoza as a free agent.

January 3, 2003

Signed Andy Abad as a free agent.

January 6, 2003

Signed Mike Timlin as a free agent.

January 10, 2003

Signed Bill Mueller as a free agent.

January 17, 2003

Selected Earl Snyder off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

January 22, 2003

Signed David Ortiz as a free agent.

January 23, 2003

Signed Hector Almonte as a free agent.

February 4, 2003

Selected Bronson Arroyo off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 15, 2003

Purchased Kevin Millar from the Florida Marlins.

February 22, 2003

Signed Robert Person as a free agent.

February 25, 2003

Dernell Stenson selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

March 12, 2003

Released Benny Agbayani.

Released Willie Banks.

March 18, 2003

Traded Javier Lopez to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Ryan Cameron (minors) (March 29, 2003) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

March 21, 2003

Signed Lou Collier as a free agent.

March 25, 2003

Released Juan Diaz.

Lou Merloni selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

March 26, 2003

Returned Adrian Brown (earlier draft pick) to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Released Frank Castillo.

March 28, 2003

Selected Dicky Gonzalez off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

Signed Adrian Brown as a free agent.

March 31, 2003

Released James Lofton.

Released Larry Sutton.

April 11, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Bill Haselman as a free agent.

April 15, 2003 (Standings)

Released Marty McLeary.

April 17, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Trace Coquillette as a free agent.

May 5, 2003 (Standings)

Released Hansel Izquierdo.

May 6, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

May 7, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Bruce Chen off waivers from the Houston Astros.

May 29, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Shea Hillenbrand to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Byung-Hyun Kim.

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Drafted David Murphy in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2003.

Drafted Matt Murton in the 1st round (32nd pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 8, 2003.

Drafted Abe Alvarez in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 2003.

Drafted Jonathan Papelbon in the 4th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2003.

June 6, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Matt White to the Seattle Mariners. Received Sheldon Fulse (minors).

June 7, 2003 (Standings)

Released Julio Zuleta.

June 11, 2003 (Standings)

Released Tom Davey.

June 12, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

June 22, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Angel Santos to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jamie Brown.

June 23, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Kelly Dransfeldt as a free agent.

June 28, 2003 (Standings)

Purchased Gabe Kapler from the Colorado Rockies.

June 30, 2003 (Standings)

Released Brian Esposito.

July 2, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Todd Jones as a free agent.

Released Justin Kaye.

July 7, 2003 (Standings)

Hector Almonte granted Free Agency.

July 11, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Bryan Hebson off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

July 22, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Argenis Diaz as an amateur free agent.

Traded Brandon Lyon and Anastacio Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Mike Gonzalez and Scott Sauerbeck.

July 29, 2003 (Standings)

Released Rudy Seanez.

July 30, 2003 (Standings)

Released Chad Fox.

Traded a player to be named later and Phil Dumatrait to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Scott Williamson. The Boston Red Sox sent Tyler Pelland (minors) (August 17, 2003) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

July 31, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Mike Gonzalez, Freddy Sanchez and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brandon Lyon, Anastacio Martinez and Jeff Suppan.

August 4, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Dave McCarty off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

August 28, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Rene Miniel (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Lou Merloni.

October 3, 2003 (Standings)

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003 (Standings)

Lou Collier granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2003 (Standings)

Steve Woodard granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Trace Coquillette granted Free Agency.

Chris Coste granted Free Agency.

Kelly Dransfeldt granted Free Agency.

Dicky Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Junior Herndon granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

October 21, 2003

Ryan Rupe granted Free Agency.

October 23, 2003

Adrian Brown granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2003

Released Bob Howry.

October 26, 2003

Robert Person granted Free Agency.

Todd Walker granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Dave McCarty granted Free Agency.

Jeff Suppan granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Mike Timlin granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2003

Bill Haselman granted Free Agency.

Todd Jones granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2003

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

November 10, 2003

Signed Trace Coquillette as a free agent.

Signed Adam Hyzdu as a free agent.

November 12, 2003

Signed Bobby Jones as a free agent.

November 17, 2003

Signed Mike Timlin as a free agent.

Released Andy Abad.

November 18, 2003

Released Jeremy Giambi.

Released Kevin Tolar.

November 19, 2003

Signed Tim Hamulack as a free agent.

November 20, 2003

Selected Edwin Almonte off waivers from the New York Mets.

Selected Phil Seibel off waivers from the New York Mets.

November 28, 2003

Traded Mike Goss (minors), Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon and Jorge De La Rosa to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Curt Schilling.

December 8, 2003

Selected Mark Malaska off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

December 15, 2003

Drafted Colter Bean from the New York Yankees in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Lenny DiNardo from the New York Mets in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 16, 2003

Received Mark Bellhorn from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Dave McCarty as a free agent.

December 18, 2003

Signed Brett Jodie as a free agent.

December 20, 2003

Edwin Almonte granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2003

Damian Jackson granted Free Agency.

Gabe Kapler granted Free Agency.

Lou Merloni granted Free Agency.

Scott Sauerbeck granted Free Agency.

Jason Shiell granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2003

Signed Edwin Almonte as a free agent.

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

Signed Jason Shiell as a free agent.

December 23, 2003

Signed Pokey Reese as a free agent.

January 5, 2004

Sent Melvin Dorta to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

January 7, 2004

Signed Keith Foulke as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Selected Michel Hernandez off waivers from the New York Yankees.

January 10, 2004

Signed Miguel Socolovich as an amateur free agent.

January 14, 2004

Signed Brian Daubach as a free agent.

January 16, 2004

Signed Nick Bierbrodt as a free agent.

January 18, 2004

Signed Ed Yarnall as a free agent.

January 21, 2004

Selected Reynaldo Garcia off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

January 22, 2004

Reynaldo Garcia selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

January 26, 2004

Signed Paul Rigdon as a free agent.

February 3, 2004

Signed Terry Shumpert as a free agent.

February 6, 2004

Signed Ellis Burks as a free agent.

February 13, 2004

Signed Tony Womack as a free agent.

February 14, 2004

Signed Carlos Febles as a free agent.

February 20, 2004

Signed Frank Castillo as a free agent.

March 8, 2004

Signed George Lombard as a free agent.

March 18, 2004

Returned Colter Bean (earlier draft pick) to the New York Yankees.

Selected Frank Brooks off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

March 20, 2004

Nick Bierbrodt granted Free Agency.

March 21, 2004

Traded Tony Womack to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Matt Duff.

March 24, 2004

Michel Hernandez selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

March 30, 2004

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

March 31, 2004

Returned Frank Brooks (earlier draft pick) to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Released Terry Shumpert.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions