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2008 Boston Red Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

95-67, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Francona (95-67)
GM: Theo Epstein, Farm Dir: Mike Hazen, Scouting Dir: Jason McLeod
Scored 845 runs, Allowed 694 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 3,048,250 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 104

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
David Aardsma 26 R R 6' 3" 205 Dec 27, 1981 4 47 0 5 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $403,250
Jeff Bailey 29 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 19, 1978 2 27 11 27 17 0 0 12 0 0 0 5 0 1 6 5 9 3 -0.1
Jason Bay 29 R R 6' 2" 210 Sep 20, 1978 6 49 48 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 49 0 0 0 1.9
Josh Beckett 28 R R 6' 5" 230 May 15, 1980 8 27 27 2 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 $10,166,666
Michael Bowden 21 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 9, 1986 1st 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Clay Buchholz 23 L R 6' 3" 190 Aug 14, 1984 2 16 15 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2 $396,000
Paul Byrd 37 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 3, 1970 13 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Chris Carter 25 L L 6' 0" 230 Sep 16, 1982 1st 9 2 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 4 2 0.0
Sean Casey 33 L R 6' 4" 215 Jul 2, 1974 12 69 47 69 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 19 0 -0.0 $800,000
Kevin Cash 30 R R 6' 0" 200 Dec 6, 1977 6 61 42 61 59 0 57 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 -0.1 $400,000
Bartolo Colon 35 R R 5' 11" 285 May 24, 1973 12 7 7 1 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Alex Cora 32 L R 6' 0" 200 Oct 18, 1975 11 75 41 75 73 0 0 0 7 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.8 $2,000,000
Bryan Corey 34 R R 5' 10" 170 Oct 21, 1973 5 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $405,000
Coco Crisp 28 B R 5' 10" 185 Nov 1, 1979 7 118 98 118 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 114 1 2 8 1.3 $5,083,333
Manny Delcarmen 26 R R 6' 2" 225 Feb 16, 1982 4 73 0 4 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 $421,000
J.D. Drew 32 L R 6' 1" 200 Nov 20, 1975 11 109 107 109 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 106 107 2 1 0 2.6 $14,000,000 All-Star
Jacoby Ellsbury 24 L L 6' 1" 195 Sep 11, 1983 2 145 129 145 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 66 36 160 2 1 5 3.0 $406,000
Devern Hansack 30 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 5, 1978 3 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Craig Hansen 24 R R 6' 6" 210 Nov 15, 1983 3 32 0 4 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Mark Kotsay 32 L L 6' 0" 220 Dec 2, 1975 12 22 22 22 22 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 19 0 0 0 -0.5
George Kottaras 25 L R 6' 0" 200 May 10, 1983 1st 3 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Jon Lester 24 L L 6' 4" 240 Jan 7, 1984 3 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 $421,500
Javier Lopez 30 L L 6' 4" 220 Jul 11, 1977 6 70 0 3 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $840,000
Mike Lowell 34 R R 6' 4" 195 Feb 24, 1974 11 113 110 113 110 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.4 $12,500,000
Jed Lowrie 24 B R 6' 0" 190 Apr 17, 1984 1st 81 69 81 80 0 0 0 3 45 49 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1.5
Julio Lugo 32 R R 6' 1" 175 Nov 16, 1975 9 82 79 82 81 0 0 0 0 0 81 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.1 $9,250,000
Justin Masterson 23 R R 6' 6" 250 Mar 22, 1985 1st 36 9 2 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Daisuke Matsuzaka 27 R R 6' 0" 205 Sep 13, 1980 2 29 29 1 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 $8,333,333
Brandon Moss 24 L R 6' 0" 210 Sep 16, 1983 2 34 17 34 25 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 14 25 4 6 4 0.2
Hideki Okajima 32 L L 6' 1" 195 Dec 25, 1975 2 64 0 5 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $1,275,000
David Ortiz 32 L L 6' 4" 230 Nov 18, 1975 12 109 108 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 1 0 1.7 $13,000,000 All-Star
Jonathan Papelbon 27 R R 6' 4" 215 Nov 23, 1980 4 67 0 4 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 $775,000 All-Star
David Pauley 25 R R 6' 2" 215 Jun 17, 1983 2 6 2 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Dustin Pedroia 24 R R 5' 8" 165 Aug 17, 1983 3 157 155 157 157 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.9 $457,000 All-Star
Manny Ramirez 36 R R 6' 0" 225 May 30, 1972 16 100 97 100 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 0 66 31 3 0 2.5 $18,929,923 All-Star
David Ross 31 R R 6' 2" 230 Mar 19, 1977 7 8 0 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1
Chris Smith 27 R R 6' 0" 190 Apr 9, 1981 1st 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Kyle Snyder 30 B R 6' 8" 230 Sep 9, 1977 5 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $835,000
Julian Tavarez 35 L R 6' 2" 165 May 22, 1973 16 9 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $3,850,000
Joe Thurston 28 L R 5' 11" 225 Sep 29, 1979 5 4 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 -0.1
Mike Timlin 42 R R 6' 4" 205 Mar 10, 1966 18 47 0 2 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $3,000,000
Jonathan Van Every 28 L L 6' 1" 200 Nov 27, 1979 1st 11 2 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 10 0 1 4 0.1
Jason Varitek 36 B R 6' 2" 230 Apr 11, 1972 12 131 120 131 131 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.6 $10,442,030 All-Star
Gil Velazquez 28 R R 6' 2" 185 Oct 17, 1979 1st 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.3
Tim Wakefield 41 R R 6' 2" 210 Aug 2, 1966 16 30 30 1 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $4,000,000
Kevin Youkilis 29 R R 6' 1" 220 Mar 15, 1979 5 145 142 145 143 0 0 125 0 36 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 6.3 $3,000,000 All-Star
Charlie Zink 28 R R 6' 1" 190 Aug 26, 1979 1st 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)