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2004 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

98-64, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Francona (98-64)
GM: Theo Epstein, Scouting Dir: David Chadd
Scored 949 runs, Allowed 768 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,837,294 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 109, Pitching - 107


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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2003

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003

Lou Collier granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2003

Steve Woodard granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

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.

April 8, 2004 (Standings)

Selected John Stephens off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

April 18, 2004 (Standings)

Received Scott Cassidy from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.

April 19, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Ed Yarnall to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

April 21, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Brad Thomas from the Minnesota Twins.

April 28, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Raul Casanova as a free agent.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Dustin Pedroia in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 21, 2004.

Drafted Tommy Hottovy in the 4th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Cla Meredith in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2004.

Drafted Steve Pearce in the 10th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted R.J. Swindle in the 14th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Steve Edlefsen in the 41st round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 14, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Matt Beech from Long Island (Atlantic).

June 22, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Curt Leskanic as a free agent.

June 24, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Raul Casanova to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

July 2, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Brandon Puffer from the San Diego Padres.

Traded Andy Shipman (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jimmy Anderson.

July 14, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Pedro Astacio as a free agent.

July 21, 2004 (Standings)

Received Ricky Gutierrez from the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

July 24, 2004 (Standings)

Traded John Hattig to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Terry Adams.

July 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Henri Stanley (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Dave Roberts.

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Murton to the Chicago Cubs. Received Doug Mientkiewicz from the Minnesota Twins and Orlando Cabrera from the Montreal Expos. In addition, the Chicago Cubs sent Francis Beltran, Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris to the Montreal Expos; and the Chicago Cubs sent Justin Jones (minors) to the Minnesota Twins.

August 1, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Anderson.

August 6, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Mike Myers off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

August 18, 2004 (Standings)

Released Matt Beech.

August 31, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Sandy Martinez from the Cleveland Indians.

September 3, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Tim Hummel off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

September 28, 2004 (Standings)

Released Phil Seibel.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Cesar Crespo granted Free Agency.

Brian Daubach granted Free Agency.

Earl Snyder granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004 (Standings)

Joe Nelson granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004 (Standings)

Bobby Jones granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2004 (Standings)

Frank Castillo granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Phil Seibel as a free agent.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Edwin Almonte granted Free Agency.

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

Jamie Brown granted Free Agency.

Scott Cassidy granted Free Agency.

Trace Coquillette granted Free Agency.

Andy Dominique granted Free Agency.

Matt Duff granted Free Agency.

Carlos Febles granted Free Agency.

Tim Hamulack granted Free Agency.

Bryan Hebson granted Free Agency.

George Lombard granted Free Agency.

Brandon Puffer granted Free Agency.

Jason Shiell granted Free Agency.

Brad Thomas granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Gabe Kapler granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Terry Adams granted Free Agency.

Pedro Astacio granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Orlando Cabrera granted Free Agency.

Curt Leskanic granted Free Agency.

Derek Lowe granted Free Agency.

Dave McCarty granted Free Agency.

Ramiro Mendoza granted Free Agency.

Doug Mirabelli granted Free Agency.

Mike Myers granted Free Agency.

Pokey Reese granted Free Agency.

Jason Varitek granted Free Agency.

Scott Williamson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2004

Ellis Burks granted Free Agency.

Pedro Martinez granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2004

Signed Scott Cassidy as a free agent.

November 9, 2004

Ricky Gutierrez granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2004

Selected Billy Traber off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

November 18, 2004

Signed Jason Kershner as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Chip Ambres as a free agent.

Signed Kris Wilson as a free agent.

November 29, 2004

Signed Jamie Brown as a free agent.

Signed Doug Mirabelli as a free agent.

December 8, 2004

Signed Matt Mantei as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Adam Stern from the Atlanta Braves in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Billy McMillon as a free agent.

December 15, 2004

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Simon Pond as a free agent.

December 17, 2004

Signed John Halama as a free agent.

Signed David Wells as a free agent.

December 19, 2004

Signed Edgar Renteria as a free agent.

December 20, 2004

Traded Dave Roberts to the San Diego Padres. Received David Pauley, Jay Payton, Ramon Vazquez and cash.

December 21, 2004

Sandy Martinez granted Free Agency.

Billy Traber granted Free Agency.

Lenny DiNardo granted Free Agency.

Signed Lenny DiNardo as a free agent.

December 22, 2004

Signed Matt Clement as a free agent.

Signed Wade Miller as a free agent.

December 24, 2004

Signed Jason Varitek as a free agent.

December 27, 2004

Signed Mike Moriarty as a free agent.

January 3, 2005

Signed George Lombard as a free agent.

January 4, 2005

Released Jamie Brown.

January 7, 2005

Signed Jack Cressend as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

January 11, 2005

Signed Dave McCarty as a free agent.

January 13, 2005

Signed Jason Childers as a free agent.

Signed Shawn Wooten as a free agent.

January 17, 2005

Signed Geremi Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Signed Luis Figueroa as a free agent.

January 27, 2005

Traded Doug Mientkiewicz and cash to the New York Mets. Received Ian Bladergroen (minors).

February 7, 2005

Signed Dave Berg as a free agent.

February 11, 2005

Signed Roberto Petagine as a free agent.

February 15, 2005

Traded a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals. Received Alejandro Machado. The Boston Red Sox sent Carlos Torres (minors) (March 28, 2005) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

March 16, 2005

Released R.J. Swindle.

March 22, 2005

Traded Adam Hyzdu to the San Diego Padres. Received Blaine Neal.

March 26, 2005

Signed Jared Sandberg as a free agent.

March 29, 2005

Released Anastacio Martinez.

Traded Carlos De La Cruz (minors) and Kevin Ool (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Mike Myers.

March 30, 2005

Traded Byung-Hyun Kim and cash to the Colorado Rockies. Received Charles Johnson and Chris Narveson.

Released Charles Johnson.

March 31, 2005

Released Jason Childers.

Released Kris Wilson.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions