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2005 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

95-67, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Francona (95-67)
GM: Theo Epstein (Resigned 10/31/2005), Scouting Dir: Jason McLeod
Scored 910 runs, Allowed 805 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-72

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,847,888 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

Cesar Crespo granted Free Agency.

Brian Daubach granted Free Agency.

Earl Snyder granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004

Joe Nelson granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004

Bobby Jones granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2004

Frank Castillo granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2004

Signed Phil Seibel as a free agent.

October 15, 2004

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.

April 13, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Anastacio Martinez as a free agent.

April 16, 2005 (Standings)

Released John Stephens.

April 18, 2005 (Standings)

Released Mike Moriarty.

May 2, 2005 (Standings)

Signed John Olerud as a free agent.

Dave McCarty granted Free Agency.

May 5, 2005 (Standings)

Sent Simon Pond to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

May 11, 2005 (Standings)

Blaine Neal selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

May 13, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Felix Doubront as an amateur free agent.

May 19, 2005 (Standings)

Sent Jason Kershner to the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

May 27, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Rich Garces as a free agent.

June 5, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Kirby Yates in the 26th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 6, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jason Pearson as a free agent.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Jacoby Ellsbury in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2005.

Drafted Craig Hansen in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 2005.

Drafted Clay Buchholz in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2005.

Drafted Jed Lowrie in the 1st round (45th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2005.

Drafted Michael Bowden in the 1st round (47th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2005.

Drafted Pedro Alvarez in the 14th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Luis Exposito in the 31st round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed May 12, 2006.

Drafted Jason Castro in the 43rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 22, 2005 (Standings)

Sent Tim Hummel to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

July 2, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jose Alvarez as an amateur free agent.

July 6, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Cesar Cabral as an amateur free agent.

Purchased Jim Mann from Nashua (Atlantic).

July 7, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Ramon Vazquez to the Cleveland Indians. Received Alex Cora.

July 8, 2005 (Standings)

Luis Mendoza selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

July 11, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Frederick as a free agent.

July 13, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Jay Payton and cash to the Oakland Athletics. Received Chad Bradford.

July 15, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

July 19, 2005 (Standings)

Released Alan Embree.

Traded Juan Cedeno (minors) and Chip Ambres to the Kansas City Royals. Received Tony Graffanino.

Traded Scott Cassidy to the San Diego Padres. Received Adam Hyzdu.

July 23, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Hunter Jones as an amateur free agent.

July 26, 2005 (Standings)

Released John Halama.

July 27, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Luis Mendoza off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

July 30, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Kyle Bono (minors) and Kenny Perez (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Jose Cruz and cash.

August 6, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Matt Perisho as a free agent.

August 8, 2005 (Standings)

Chris Narveson selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

August 9, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Ricky Bottalico as a free agent.

Traded Olivo Astacio (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mike Remlinger and cash.

Jose Cruz selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers off waivers.

August 14, 2005 (Standings)

Released Jason Pearson.

August 19, 2005 (Standings)

Released Mark Bellhorn.

August 25, 2005 (Standings)

Released Ricky Bottalico.

August 28, 2005 (Standings)

Released Mike Remlinger.

August 29, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Chad Harville off waivers from the Houston Astros.

August 31, 2005 (Standings)

Released Rich Garces.

September 15, 2005 (Standings)

Released Matt Perisho.

September 23, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Yamaico Navarro as an amateur free agent.

September 29, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Yader Peralta (minors) and Rhys Taylor (minors) to the Washington Nationals. Received Mike Stanton.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Shawn Wooten granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005 (Standings)

Mike Stanton granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2005 (Standings)

Chad Harville granted Free Agency.

Released Adam Hyzdu.

October 14, 2005 (Standings)

Geremi Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Dave Berg granted Free Agency.

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

George Lombard granted Free Agency.

Jim Mann granted Free Agency.

Anastacio Martinez granted Free Agency.

Billy McMillon granted Free Agency.

Juan Perez granted Free Agency.

Jared Sandberg granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Kevin Millar granted Free Agency.

Bill Mueller granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Johnny Damon granted Free Agency.

Tony Graffanino granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2005

Mike Myers granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2005

Matt Mantei granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2005

John Olerud granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2005

Signed Luke Allen as a free agent.

November 18, 2005

Released Gabe Kapler.

November 24, 2005

Traded Jesus Delgado, Harvey Garcia, Hanley Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez to the Florida Marlins. Received Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota.

November 28, 2005

Released Mark Malaska.

December 1, 2005

Purchased Jermaine Van Buren from the Chicago Cubs.

December 7, 2005

Traded Doug Mirabelli to the San Diego Padres. Received Mark Loretta.

December 8, 2005

Drafted Jamie Vermilyea from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Traded Edgar Renteria and cash to the Atlanta Braves. Received Andy Marte.

December 9, 2005

Signed Devern Hansack as a free agent.

Signed Jimmy Serrano as a free agent.

December 16, 2005

Signed John Barnes as a free agent.

December 20, 2005

Signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

December 21, 2005

Chad Bradford granted Free Agency.

Wade Miller granted Free Agency.

January 3, 2006

Signed John Flaherty as a free agent.

January 9, 2006

Signed J.T. Snow as a free agent.

January 11, 2006

Signed Tony Graffanino as a free agent.

January 18, 2006

Signed Julian Tavarez as a free agent.

January 19, 2006

Signed Willie Harris as a free agent.

January 23, 2006

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

January 27, 2006

Traded a player to be named later, Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota, Kelly Shoppach and cash to the Cleveland Indians. Received Josh Bard, Coco Crisp and David Riske. The Boston Red Sox sent Randy Newsom (minors) (July 21, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

February 1, 2006

Signed Ron Calloway as a free agent.

Signed Trent Durrington as a free agent.

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Mike Holtz as a free agent.

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

Signed Dustan Mohr as a free agent.

Signed Enrique Wilson as a free agent.

February 4, 2006

Signed Craig Breslow as a free agent.

February 6, 2006

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

Released Roberto Petagine.

February 20, 2006

Signed Franklin Nunez as a free agent.

March 7, 2006

John Flaherty retired.

March 14, 2006

Returned Jamie Vermilyea (earlier draft pick) to the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 16, 2006

Signed Javier Cardona as a free agent.

March 19, 2006

Signed Juan Gonzalez as a free agent.

March 20, 2006

Traded Bronson Arroyo and cash to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Wily Mo Pena.

March 24, 2006

Selected Hee-Seop Choi off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 28, 2006

Tony Graffanino selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions