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2008 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

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

October 12, 2007

Adam Bernero granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

Selected Jay Marshall off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

October 29, 2007

Carlos Almanzar granted Free Agency.

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

John Barnes granted Free Agency.

Mike Burns granted Free Agency.

Kevin Cash granted Free Agency.

Felix Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Travis Hughes granted Free Agency.

Joe McEwing granted Free Agency.

Eddie Rogers granted Free Agency.

Bobby Scales granted Free Agency.

Junior Spivey granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Matt Clement granted Free Agency.

Eric Hinske granted Free Agency.

Bobby Kielty granted Free Agency.

Mike Lowell granted Free Agency.

Doug Mirabelli granted Free Agency.

Curt Schilling granted Free Agency.

Mike Timlin granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Eric Gagne granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2007

Signed Curt Schilling as a free agent.

November 7, 2007

Royce Clayton granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2007

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Signed Lee Gronkiewicz as a free agent.

Signed Mike Lowell as a free agent.

December 1, 2007

Signed Keith Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Mike Timlin as a free agent.

Signed Jonathan Van Every as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Signed Joe Thurston as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

Jay Marshall selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

December 7, 2007

Signed Scott Atchison as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Brendan Donnelly granted Free Agency.

December 18, 2007

Signed Michael Tejera as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Released Scott Atchison.

December 28, 2007

Signed Jon Switzer as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Doug Mirabelli as a free agent.

January 13, 2008

Signed Rich Thompson as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Daniel Nava as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Danny Kolb as a free agent.

January 23, 2008

Signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

January 28, 2008

Traded Willy Mota (minors) and Miguel Socolovich to the Chicago White Sox. Received David Aardsma.

February 1, 2008

Signed Sean Casey as a free agent.

February 4, 2008

Signed Steve Torrealba as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Signed Junior Spivey as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Signed Bobby Kielty as a free agent.

February 24, 2008

Signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

February 27, 2008

Signed Miguel Asencio as a free agent.

March 23, 2008

Craig Breslow selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

March 25, 2008

Released Ben Howard.

March 28, 2008

Released Steve Torrealba.

April 8, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Christian Lara (minors) and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Eric Hull.

April 10, 2008 (Standings)

Released Rich Thompson.

April 26, 2008 (Standings)

Released Danny Kolb.

May 3, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Matt Miller to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

May 11, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Bryan Corey to the San Diego Padres.

May 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Abe Alvarez.

May 22, 2008 (Standings)

Released Julian Tavarez.

June 2, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Dave Gassner as a free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Casey Kelly in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 17, 2008.

Drafted Stephen Fife in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

Drafted Kyle Weiland in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Ryan Lavarnway in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 28, 2008.

Drafted Tim Federowicz in the 7th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 7, 2008.

Drafted Brian Flynn in the 18th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Yan Gomes in the 39th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Bobby Kielty.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Jason Bay from the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Andy LaRoche and Bryan Morris to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 2, 2008 (Standings)

Received Josh Wilson from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

August 12, 2008 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Paul Byrd. The Boston Red Sox sent Mickey Hall (minors) (January 15, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

August 13, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Marcus McBeth off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

August 19, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Lane as a free agent.

August 22, 2008 (Standings)

Signed David Ross as a free agent.

August 27, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Luis Sumoza (minors) to the Atlanta Braves. Received Mark Kotsay.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Joe Thurston granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Kyle Snyder granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2008 (Standings)

Josh Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2008

Selected Dewon Day off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

October 22, 2008

Chris Smith granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2008

Selected Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

October 30, 2008

Alex Cora granted Free Agency.

David Ross granted Free Agency.

Jason Varitek granted Free Agency.

Gil Velazquez granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Sean Casey granted Free Agency.

Bartolo Colon granted Free Agency.

Curt Schilling granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Mark Kotsay granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Miguel Asencio granted Free Agency.

Paul Byrd granted Free Agency.

Dave Gassner granted Free Agency.

Keith Ginter granted Free Agency.

Lee Gronkiewicz granted Free Agency.

Eric Hull granted Free Agency.

Jason Lane granted Free Agency.

Marcus McBeth granted Free Agency.

Jon Switzer granted Free Agency.

Michael Tejera granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2008

Mike Timlin granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2008

Signed Robert Coello as a free agent.

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

November 19, 2008

Traded Coco Crisp to the Kansas City Royals. Received Ramon Ramirez.

November 20, 2008

Signed Paul McAnulty as a free agent.

November 26, 2008

Signed Marcus McBeth as a free agent.

November 28, 2008

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Texas Rangers. Received Wes Littleton. The Boston Red Sox sent Beau Vaughan (minors) (December 11, 2008) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

December 2, 2008

Signed Billy Traber as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

Signed Junichi Tazawa as a free agent.

December 10, 2008

Signed Enrique Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Drafted Miguel Gonzalez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Kevin Cash granted Free Agency.

December 28, 2008

Signed Josh Bard as a free agent.

Signed Brad Penny as a free agent.

January 5, 2009

Signed Nick Green as a free agent.

January 8, 2009

Signed Rocco Baldelli as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Dewon Day selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.

Signed Mark Kotsay as a free agent.

Virgil Vasquez selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

January 10, 2009

Signed Takashi Saito as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Angel Chavez as a free agent.

January 12, 2009

Signed John Smoltz as a free agent.

January 19, 2009

Traded David Pauley to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Randor Bierd.

January 20, 2009

Traded David Aardsma to the Seattle Mariners. Received Fabian Williamson (minors).

January 24, 2009

Signed Chip Ambres as a free agent.

January 27, 2009

Signed Fernando Cabrera as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Maldonado as a free agent.

Signed Ivan Ochoa as a free agent.

February 6, 2009

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

Signed Steve Green as a free agent.

Signed Jason Varitek as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Martinez as an amateur free agent.

February 7, 2009

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

February 16, 2009

Signed Brad Wilkerson as a free agent.

March 1, 2009

Free agent signing of Carlos Martinez voided.

March 17, 2009

Wes Littleton selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

March 18, 2009

Released Josh Bard.

March 24, 2009

Signed Rocky Cherry as a free agent.

March 27, 2009

Released Steve Green.

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