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2009 Boston Red Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

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 872 runs, Allowed 736 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 3,062,699 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 107, Pitching - 106

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2008 / 2010 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
Brian Anderson 27 R R 6' 2" 220 Mar 11, 1982 5 21 4 21 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 11 21 0 2 5 -0.1
Jeff Bailey 30 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 19, 1978 3 26 21 26 26 0 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 2 0.1
Rocco Baldelli 27 R R 6' 4" 190 Sep 25, 1981 6 62 37 62 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 35 45 6 17 0 0.6 $500,000
Daniel Bard 24 R R 6' 4" 215 Jun 25, 1985 1st 49 0 5 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $400,000
Aaron Bates 25 R R 6' 4" 230 Mar 10, 1984 1st 5 3 5 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 $400,000
Jason Bay 30 R R 6' 2" 210 Sep 20, 1978 7 151 151 151 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 150 1 0 0 5.2 $7,800,000 All-Star
Josh Beckett 29 R R 6' 5" 230 May 15, 1980 9 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 $11,166,666 All-Star
Michael Bowden 22 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 9, 1986 2 8 1 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $400,000
Dusty Brown 27 R R 6' 0" 195 Jun 19, 1982 1st 7 0 6 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $400,000
Clay Buchholz 24 L R 6' 3" 190 Aug 14, 1984 3 17 16 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.0 $413,500
Paul Byrd 38 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 3, 1970 14 7 6 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Fernando Cabrera 27 R R 6' 4" 225 Nov 16, 1981 6 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Chris Carter 26 L L 6' 0" 230 Sep 16, 1982 2 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 -0.2 $400,000
Manny Delcarmen 27 R R 6' 2" 225 Feb 16, 1982 5 64 0 3 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $476,000
J.D. Drew 33 L R 6' 1" 200 Nov 20, 1975 12 137 126 137 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 131 1 9 0 4.4 $14,000,000
Jacoby Ellsbury 25 L L 6' 1" 195 Sep 11, 1983 3 153 150 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 0 2 0 2.8 $449,500
Joey Gathright 28 L R 5' 10" 175 Apr 27, 1981 6 17 3 17 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 13 2 0 8 0.1
Alex Gonzalez 32 R R 6' 1" 210 Feb 15, 1977 11 44 43 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Enrique Gonzalez 26 R R 5' 10" 225 Jul 14, 1982 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Nick Green 30 R R 5' 11" 190 Sep 10, 1978 5 104 80 103 98 1 0 0 7 9 81 3 0 0 3 2 2 9 0.2 $550,000
Hunter Jones 25 L L 6' 4" 250 Jan 10, 1984 1st 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $400,000
Casey Kotchman 26 L L 6' 3" 220 Feb 22, 1983 6 39 19 39 29 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0.2
Mark Kotsay 33 L L 6' 0" 220 Dec 2, 1975 13 27 17 27 25 0 0 19 0 0 0 2 4 4 10 0 6 0 -0.3 $1,500,000
George Kottaras 26 L R 6' 0" 200 May 10, 1983 2 45 25 45 40 0 39 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 7 -0.2 $400,000
Adam LaRoche 29 L L 6' 3" 205 Nov 6, 1979 6 6 4 6 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 -0.0
Jon Lester 25 L L 6' 4" 240 Jan 7, 1984 4 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 $1,000,000
Javier Lopez 31 L L 6' 4" 220 Jul 11, 1977 7 14 0 1 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.4 $1,350,000
Mike Lowell 35 R R 6' 4" 195 Feb 24, 1974 12 119 113 119 107 0 0 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 1 -0.0 $12,500,000
Jed Lowrie 25 B R 6' 0" 190 Apr 17, 1984 2 32 19 32 30 0 0 0 2 4 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.5 $414,000
Julio Lugo 33 R R 6' 1" 175 Nov 16, 1975 10 37 28 37 32 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 -1.1 $9,250,000
Victor Martinez 30 B R 6' 2" 210 Dec 23, 1978 8 56 53 56 55 0 33 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.3
Justin Masterson 24 R R 6' 6" 250 Mar 22, 1985 2 31 6 4 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $415,500
Daisuke Matsuzaka 28 R R 6' 0" 205 Sep 13, 1980 3 12 12 1 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $8,333,333
Hideki Okajima 33 L L 6' 1" 195 Dec 25, 1975 3 68 0 5 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 $1,750,000
David Ortiz 33 L L 6' 4" 230 Nov 18, 1975 13 150 144 150 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 6 0 0.7 $13,000,000
Jonathan Papelbon 28 R R 6' 4" 215 Nov 23, 1980 5 66 0 4 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 $6,250,000 All-Star
Dustin Pedroia 25 R R 5' 8" 165 Aug 17, 1983 4 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 $1,750,000 All-Star
Brad Penny 31 R R 6' 4" 230 May 24, 1978 10 24 24 2 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $5,000,000
Ramon Ramirez 27 R R 5' 11" 200 Aug 31, 1981 4 70 0 3 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $441,000
Josh Reddick 22 L R 6' 2" 180 Feb 19, 1987 1st 27 10 27 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 10 24 0 8 2 -0.3 $400,000
Dustin Richardson 25 L L 6' 6" 220 Jan 9, 1984 1st 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $400,000
Takashi Saito 39 L R 6' 2" 200 Feb 14, 1970 4 56 0 5 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $1,500,000
John Smoltz 42 R R 6' 3" 210 May 15, 1967 21 8 8 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $5,500,000
Junichi Tazawa 23 R R 5' 11" 200 Jun 6, 1986 1st 6 4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $450,000
Billy Traber 29 L L 6' 5" 200 Sep 18, 1979 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Jonathan Van Every 29 L L 6' 1" 200 Nov 27, 1979 2 7 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 1 -0.1 $400,000
Jason Varitek 37 B R 6' 2" 230 Apr 11, 1972 13 109 106 109 108 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.5 $5,000,000
Gil Velazquez 29 R R 6' 2" 185 Oct 17, 1979 2 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1
Billy Wagner 37 L L 5' 10" 180 Jul 25, 1971 15 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Tim Wakefield 42 R R 6' 2" 210 Aug 2, 1966 17 21 21 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 $4,000,000 All-Star
Chris Woodward 33 R R 6' 0" 190 Jun 27, 1976 10 13 2 13 12 0 0 0 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -0.1
Kevin Youkilis 30 R R 6' 1" 220 Mar 15, 1979 6 136 135 136 135 0 0 78 0 63 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 6.6 $6,250,000 All-Star
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.

2008 / 2010 Roster (40-man)