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2012 Boston Red Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

69-93, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bobby Valentine (69-93)
GM: Ben Cherington (Promoted to GM 10/25/2011), Farm Dir: Ben Crockett, Scouting Dir: Amiel Sawdaye
Scored 734 runs, Allowed 806 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 3,043,003 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 107

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 30, 2011

Erik Bedard granted Free Agency.

J.D. Drew granted Free Agency.

Conor Jackson granted Free Agency.

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

David Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Jonathan Papelbon granted Free Agency.

Jason Varitek granted Free Agency.

Tim Wakefield granted Free Agency.

Joey Gathright granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Dan Wheeler granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Brett Carroll granted Free Agency.

Brent Dlugach granted Free Agency.

Matt Fox granted Free Agency.

Tommy Hottovy granted Free Agency.

Hector Luna granted Free Agency.

Royce Ring granted Free Agency.

Greg Smith granted Free Agency.

November 22, 2011

Signed Justin Thomas as a free agent.

December 2, 2011

Signed Doug Mathis as a free agent.

December 7, 2011

Signed David Ortiz as a free agent.

December 8, 2011

Signed Jesse Carlson as a free agent.

Drafted Marwin Gonzalez from the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Cesar Cabral drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Traded Marwin Gonzalez to the Houston Astros. Received Marco Duarte (minors).

December 10, 2011

Released Miguel Gonzalez.

December 12, 2011

Rich Hill granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2011

Signed Rich Hill as a free agent.

Signed Kelly Shoppach as a free agent.

December 14, 2011

Signed Nick Punto as a free agent.

Traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros. Received Mark Melancon.

December 28, 2011

Traded Raul Alcantara (minors), Miles Head (minors) and Josh Reddick to the Oakland Athletics. Received Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney.

January 3, 2012

Signed Pedro Ciriaco as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Silva as a free agent.

January 9, 2012

Signed Aaron Cook as a free agent.

January 10, 2012

Signed Jason Repko as a free agent.

Signed Justin Germano as a free agent.

January 11, 2012

Purchased Brad Emaus from the Colorado Rockies.

January 16, 2012

Signed Vicente Padilla as a free agent.

January 18, 2012

Signed Max St. Pierre as a free agent.

January 21, 2012

Traded Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies. Received Clayton Mortensen.

Released Charlie Haeger.

January 26, 2012

Signed Cody Ross as a free agent.

January 27, 2012

Signed John Maine as a free agent.

February 2, 2012

Signed Mauro Gomez as a free agent.

February 11, 2012

Signed Sean White as a free agent.

February 16, 2012

Signed Ross Ohlendorf as a free agent.

February 18, 2012

Signed Josh Kroeger as a free agent.

February 21, 2012

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs. Received a player to be named later and Chris Carpenter. The Chicago Cubs sent Aaron Kurcz (minors) (March 15, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade. The Boston Red Sox sent Jair Bogaerts (minors) (March 29, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

February 23, 2012

Signed Hunter Jones as a free agent.

February 29, 2012

Signed Billy Buckner as a free agent.

Signed Garrett Mock as a free agent.

March 17, 2012

Released Carlos Silva.

March 23, 2012

Released Sean White.

March 29, 2012

Released Max St. Pierre.

April 8, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brad Emaus.

April 17, 2012 (Standings)

Luis Exposito selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

April 20, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Mike Rivera as a free agent.

April 21, 2012 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Michael Bowden to the Chicago Cubs. Received Marlon Byrd and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Hunter Cervenka (minors) (May 15, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

April 30, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Larish as a free agent.

May 2, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Mark Prior as a free agent.

May 10, 2012 (Standings)

Released John Maine.

May 12, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Justin Thomas selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

Sold Jeff Larish to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 2, 2012 (Standings)

Ross Ohlendorf granted Free Agency.

June 12, 2012 (Standings)

Released Marlon Byrd.

June 16, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jesse Carlson.

June 24, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Kevin Youkilis and cash to the Chicago White Sox. Received Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart.

June 27, 2012 (Standings)

Released Josh Kroeger.

June 28, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Andy LaRoche as a free agent.

July 3, 2012 (Standings)

Released Bobby Jenks.

July 4, 2012 (Standings)

Darnell McDonald selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

July 19, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Justin Germano to the Chicago Cubs.

July 24, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Nelson Figueroa as a free agent.

Traded Brent Lillibridge to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jose De La Torre.

July 25, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brandon Duckworth.

Released Doug Mathis.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Lars Anderson to the Cleveland Indians. Received Steven Wright.

Traded Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Craig Breslow.

August 3, 2012 (Standings)

Sent Garrett Mock to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

August 5, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jeremias Pineda (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received Danny Valencia.

August 9, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Scott Podsednik as a free agent.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets. Received a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Pedro Beato (August 16, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

August 17, 2012 (Standings)

Released Mark Prior.

August 25, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received players to be named later, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney and Allen Webster. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Rubby De La Rosa (October 4, 2012) and Jerry Sands (October 4, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

September 4, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Guillermo Quiroz from the Seattle Mariners.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Nate Spears granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2012 (Standings)

Jason Repko granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2012 (Standings)

Guillermo Quiroz granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2012

Selected Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

October 21, 2012

Traded Mike Aviles to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received David Carpenter and John Farrell (as manager).

October 26, 2012

Che-Hsuan Lin selected by the Houston Astros off waivers.

October 29, 2012

Aaron Cook granted Free Agency.

James Loney granted Free Agency.

David Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Scott Podsednik granted Free Agency.

Cody Ross granted Free Agency.

Daisuke Matsuzaka granted Free Agency.

Vicente Padilla granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Billy Buckner granted Free Agency.

Nelson Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Andy LaRoche granted Free Agency.

Tony Pena granted Free Agency.

Mike Rivera granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2012

Signed David Ortiz as a free agent.

November 7, 2012

Signed Mitch Maier as a free agent.

November 14, 2012

Signed David Ross as a free agent.

November 28, 2012

Traded Sandy Rosario to the Oakland Athletics. Received a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Graham Godfrey (December 7, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

Traded Zach Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received a player to be named later. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Kyle Kaminska (minors) (December 6, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

Sold Danny Valencia to the Baltimore Orioles.

November 29, 2012

Signed Oscar Villarreal as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Scott Atchison granted Free Agency.

David Carpenter selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

Rich Hill granted Free Agency.

Ryan Sweeney granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2012

Signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent.

December 3, 2012

Signed Drew Sutton as a free agent.

December 6, 2012

Josh Fields drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Ryan Pressly drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jeff Kobernus from the Washington Nationals in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Traded Jeff Kobernus to the Detroit Tigers. Received Justin Henry (minors).

December 7, 2012

Signed Jonathan Diaz as a free agent.

December 10, 2012

Selected Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

December 12, 2012

Sandy Rosario selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

December 13, 2012

Signed Shane Victorino as a free agent.

December 18, 2012

Signed Koji Uehara as a free agent.

December 19, 2012

Signed Ryan Dempster as a free agent.

December 26, 2012

Signed Stephen Drew as a free agent.

Traded Ivan De Jesus, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel and Jerry Sands to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt.

January 4, 2013

Signed Mark Hamilton as a free agent.

January 22, 2013

Signed Mike Napoli as a free agent.

January 25, 2013

Signed Ryan Sweeney as a free agent.

Signed Charlie Haeger as a free agent.

January 30, 2013

Signed J.D. Durbin as a free agent.

January 31, 2013

Signed Lyle Overbay as a free agent.

February 11, 2013

Signed Sean Henn as a free agent.

February 15, 2013

Signed Matt Maloney as a free agent.

February 20, 2013

Purchased Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners.

February 24, 2013

Signed Ryan Rowland-Smith as a free agent.

March 26, 2013

Released J.D. Durbin.

Released Sean Henn.

Released Lyle Overbay.

March 30, 2013

Released Ryan Sweeney.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions