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Trades and Transactions

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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 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2008

Kyle Snyder granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2008

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

Signed Mark Kotsay as a free agent.

Dewon Day selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.

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 15, 2009

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.

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

Signed Steve Green as a free agent.

Signed Jason Varitek as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Martinez as an amateur free agent.

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

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.

April 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Chris George as a free agent.

Selected Travis Denker off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

April 22, 2009 (Standings)

Released Devern Hansack.

April 23, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Kason Gabbard from the Texas Rangers.

April 27, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Devern Hansack as a free agent.

May 17, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Freddy Guzman as a free agent.

May 22, 2009 (Standings)

Released Chris George.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Reymond Fuentes in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2009.

Drafted Alex Wilson in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2009.

Drafted Chris McGuiness in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2009.

Drafted Alex Hassan in the 20th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 30, 2009.

June 10, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Chip Ambres to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

July 8, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jonathan Van Every.

July 22, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Julio Lugo to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Chris Duncan.

Traded Argenis Diaz and Hunter Strickland to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Adam LaRoche.

July 25, 2009 (Standings)

Released Paul McAnulty.

July 28, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Dan Butler as an amateur free agent.

Traded Mark Kotsay to the Chicago White Sox. Received Brian Anderson.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Released Freddy Guzman.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves. Received Casey Kotchman.

Traded Nick Hagadone, Justin Masterson and Bryan Price to the Cleveland Indians. Received Victor Martinez.

August 3, 2009 (Standings)

Released Carlos Maldonado.

August 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Paul Byrd as a free agent.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Chris Woodward off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

August 14, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Kristopher Negron to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Alex Gonzalez and cash.

August 15, 2009 (Standings)

Released Rocky Cherry.

August 17, 2009 (Standings)

Released John Smoltz.

August 19, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ivan Ochoa.

August 21, 2009 (Standings)

Released Chris Duncan.

August 23, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Xander Bogaerts as an amateur free agent.

August 25, 2009 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the New York Mets. Received Billy Wagner. The Boston Red Sox sent Chris Carter (October 7, 2009) and Eddie Lora (minors) (October 7, 2009) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

August 27, 2009 (Standings)

Released Brad Penny.

August 29, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Joey Gathright from the Baltimore Orioles.

September 30, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jose Iglesias as an amateur free agent.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Javier Lopez granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2009 (Standings)

Enrique Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009 (Standings)

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2009 (Standings)

Billy Traber granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2009 (Standings)

Gil Velazquez granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2009 (Standings)

Marcus McBeth granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2009

Takashi Saito granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Rocco Baldelli granted Free Agency.

Jason Bay granted Free Agency.

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

Billy Wagner granted Free Agency.

Traded Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones to the Florida Marlins. Received Jeremy Hermida.

November 7, 2009

Joey Gathright granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Angel Chavez granted Free Agency.

Travis Denker granted Free Agency.

Alex Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Devern Hansack granted Free Agency.

Charlie Zink granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2009

Fernando Cabrera granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Paul Byrd granted Free Agency.

Chris Woodward granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2009

George Kottaras selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

November 20, 2009

Selected Robert Manuel off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

November 23, 2009

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

November 24, 2009

Signed Bob McCrory as a free agent.

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

November 25, 2009

Signed Edwin Moreno as a free agent.

Signed Angel Sanchez as a free agent.

Purchased Tug Hulett from the Kansas City Royals.

December 4, 2009

Signed Fernando Cabrera as a free agent.

Signed Marco Scutaro as a free agent.

December 7, 2009

Signed Scott Atchison as a free agent.

Signed Fabio Castro as a free agent.

December 9, 2009

Selected Ramon Ramirez off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

December 10, 2009

Traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins. Received Boof Bonser. The Boston Red Sox sent Chris Province (minors) (December 12, 2009) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

December 11, 2009

Signed Nate Spears as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

Brian Anderson granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2009

Signed Mike Cameron as a free agent.

Signed John Lackey as a free agent.

2010

Devern Hansack received from ??? in an unknown transaction.

January 4, 2010

Signed Adrian Beltre as a free agent.

Signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

January 7, 2010

Signed Scott Patterson as a free agent.

Released Bob McCrory.

Traded Casey Kotchman to the Seattle Mariners. Received Bill Hall and a player to be named.

January 13, 2010

Signed Jorge Sosa as a free agent.

January 18, 2010

Signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.

Released Brad Wilkerson.

January 19, 2010

Signed Gustavo Molina as a free agent.

February 1, 2010

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

February 20, 2010

Released Edwin Moreno.

March 1, 2010

Selected Casey Fien off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

March 4, 2010

Casey Fien selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 20, 2010

Signed Alan Embree as a free agent.

March 25, 2010

Released Brian Shouse.

March 26, 2010

Signed Scott Schoeneweis as a free agent.

Purchased Kevin Frandsen from the San Francisco Giants.

March 30, 2010

Released Scott Patterson.

April 1, 2010

Released Jorge Sosa.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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