Last summer's blockbuster trade that sent four Red Sox players – Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford – to the Dodgers added to the number of former Red Sox players scattered across the major league baseball landscape.
Here's an updated look at where things stand for former Red Sox players who are still in the big leagues. Use the drop-down menu to go straight to a specific player.
Note: Stats labeled as first half of the year are through first 81 games of season. Next
In July 2012, pitcher Matt Albers was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks and in December, he was traded again to the Cleveland Indians. In the first half of 2013, he pitched 32.1 innings in 28 games as a reliever for Cleveland with an ERA of 2.51 and 22 strikeouts. Next
Seven years after leaving Boston, pitcher Bronson Arroyo still continues to be a favorite in Cincinnati, where he is starting again 2013. Arroyo is 6-6 with a 3.61 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 16 starts through June, helping anchor a Reds team that is once again contending for a NL Central division title. Next
Scott Atchison, 37, became a free agent in December after having a rocky few seasons with the Red Sox, and signed a contract with the New York Mets. He has pitched 19 games for the Mets this season as a reliever, allowing 11 runs on 20 hits in 18 innings pitched with an ERA of 4.50, striking out six and walking six. He is currently on the 15-day DL and has not pitched since May 13. Next
Shortstop and second baseman Mike Aviles announced in February that he agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with a club option for 2015 with the Cleveland Indians after being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays. Aviles came to the Sox in 2011 when the Royals traded him for a pitching prospect and a shortstop.
Last season, Aviles hit .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs in 136 games for Boston. He is hitting .260 with five home runs and 26 RBIs through the first half of 2013 with the Indians. Next
At the end of 2012, left fielder Jason Bay signed a 1-year, $1 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, but had to spend spring training trying to claim a roster spot. Bay, 34, had a solid run with the Red Sox in 2008-2009, but then his performance slowly declined.
Bay was a highly sought free agent at the end of 2009 and signed with the New York Mets, but his good fortune ended there. He was out for much of 2010 with concussion-like symptoms and only hit four home runs during the three seasons he spent with New York. Bay is hitting .220 with 11 home runs and 20 RBIs in the first half of 2013 for the Mariners. Next
Traded to the Red Sox from the Florida Marlins on Thanksgiving 2005, Josh Beckett pitched for Boston from 2006 to 2012. Beckett recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in 2008 and his 100th career win in 2009 with the Sox, and was the first Red Sox pitcher to hit a home run in 35 years.
Beckett fell out of favor with fans in Boston in 2012 because of poor performance and his role in the previous season’s chicken and beer in the clubhouse scandal, and was traded to Los Angeles in August 2012. Beckett has been on the DL since May 13 after starting eight games this season for the Dodgers, going 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 43.1 innings. He is slated to undergo season-ending surgery on his neck later in July. Next
Erik Bedard only played eight games for the Red Sox in 2011 after being acquired at the trade deadline, and put up a 4.03 ERA. He became a free agent after the season and then signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of 2011 on a one-year, $4.5 million contract.
Bedard was the Pirates' opening day starting pitcher last season, but was released in August. He signed a minor league deal with Houston this past offseason, but made the starting rotation and has gone 3-5 with a 4.67 ERA in 16 starts in the first half of 2013, striking out 73 in 86.2 innings. Next
Adrian Beltre played just one season for the Red Sox, in 2010, but made an immediate impact on the club during his short tenure in Boston. Beltre hit .321 with 28 home runs and 102 RBIs in 2010 and was named to the AL All-Star team. After signing Adrian Gonzalez to play first base in 2011, and shifting Kevin Youkilis back to third base, the Red Sox parted ways with Beltre, who went on to sign with the Texas Rangers, where he has played since 2011.
Since leaving Boston, Beltre has been outstanding for Texas, having played in two All-Star games, won two Gold Gloves, won a Silver Slugger, and helped Texas to the 2011 World Series, in which the Rangers were one strike away from winning two different times. Through the first half of 2013, Beltre is hitting .296 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs for Texas. Next
Marlon Byrd had a brief stint with the Red Sox in 2012 when he was traded from the Chicago Cubs. He was designated for assignment in June, and then released three days later. Thirteen days later, Byrd was suspended for 50 games after he tested positive for an illegal substance.
Byrd signed with the New York Mets before 2013, and played 73 games in the first half of the season, hitting .265 with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs. Next
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco played for the Red Sox from 2012 to 2013. After two seasons coming off the bench in Pittsburgh, Ciriaco saw more playing time in 2012 after a season-ending wrist injury to Will Middlebrooks, and Ciriaco played well, hitting .293 in 76 games with Boston, hitting two home runs and driving in 19 runs.
Ciriaco saw less playing time in 2013, due to Middlebrooks’ return, the signing of shortstop Stephen Drew, and the offensive emergence of Jose Iglesias and, after 28 games with Boston, Ciriaco was designated for assignment. He was picked up by the San Diego Padres and became their regular shortstop for the remainder of the first half of 2013. Next
Aaron Cook agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox in January 2012 that gave him an opt-out clause if he wasn’t called to the majors. Last May, on the day that Cook decided to use his opt-out clause, the Sox called him to replace injured Josh Beckett. The righthander appeared in 18 games for the Red Sox in 2012 and went 4-11 with a 5.65 ERA. He spent spring training with the Phillies, but was released before the season began, and has not played in the majors this season. Next
In December 2010, Carl Crawford signed a 7-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox, but never lived up to expectations in Boston. In 130 games in 2011, he batted .255 with 56 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. In 2012, he was frequently injured and played only 31 games.
Crawford was traded to the Dodgers in August along with Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett, and, after undergoing Tommy John surgery that ended his 2012 season, has played 54 games in the first half of 2013, hitting .284 with five home runs and 13 RBIs, while also tallying nine steals. Next
After losing Johnny Damon to the Yankees in 2006, the Sox decided on Coco Crisp to fill the void. Crisp stayed with the Sox until November 2008, when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Ramon Ramirez. However, his only season with the Royals was a rough one, as Crisp recorded a career low batting average of .228.
Now in his fourth season with the Oakland Athletics, Crisp has played 67 games in the first half of 2013, hitting .264 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs with 14 stolen bases. Next
In 2006, Johnny Damon left the Red Sox and cut his hair for the Yankees after agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract. Since then, Damon has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays. After signing with the Cleveland Indians in April 2012 and playing 67 games, Damon was released in August after being designated for assignment, and became a free agent for the 2013 season. He has not played in 2013. Next
Manny Delcarmen, who is from Boston, began his career with the Red Sox when was drafted by the team in 2000, but made his debut with the Sox in the summer of 2005. He spent his time in Boston between the Sox and the Pawtucket minor league team and was eventually traded in 2010 to the Colorado Rockies. Since 2010, he has also signed minor league contracts with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees. He has not played in the majors since 2010. Next
Mauro Gomez, like Pedro Ciriaco, saw increased playing time for the Red Sox in 2012 after Will Middlebrooks’ wrist injury. He played 37 games for the Red Sox in 2012, including 16 games at first base and nine games at third, hitting .275 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 102 at-bats.
Despite his somewhat solid hitting numbers, Gomez was a constant defensive liability, committing five errors in his 19 starts. After spending spring training 2013 with the Red Sox, he was released at the end of March, and picked up by the Toronto Blue Jays, but he has not played in the majors this year. Next
Adrian Gonzalez joined the Red Sox in December of 2010 when the Red Sox traded four players to San Diego for him. The four-time All-Star was productive in Boston, hitting 42 homers in two seasons, but never appeared comfortable.
Gonzalez was part of the team’s epic collapse in 2011, and his casual dismissal of the turn of events as being part of God’s plan rubbed many fans the wrong way. He was traded in August 2012 to Los Angeles along with Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett.
During his first game with the Dodgers, Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and ended the season 36 games later with three homers and 22 RBIs. In 2013, he hit .296 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in the first half of the season, and was a finalist for the NL All-Star Game final vote. Next
Utility infielder Bill Hall was traded to the Red Sox in 2010 and made his debut when he closed the ninth inning in a May game, retiring the three batters he faced. Later that year, he signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros, but was released in June of 2011. He also has played in the minor leagues for the Giants, Yankees, and Orioles.
Hall signed a minor-league contract with the Anaheim Angels in January 2013, but was released in late March and has not played in the majors this season. Next
Casey Kotchman spent half a year with the Red Sox, from July 2009 until January 2010, when he was traded to the Seattle Mariners. His time in Boston was brief but successful, and he became the third first baseman in MLB history (with a minimum of 108 games in a single season at the position) to record a perfect fielding percentage.
Kotchman has played six games this season for the Miami Marlins, going hitless in 20 at-bats with one RBI. He hasn’t played since June 8 after being placed on the DL with a left oblique strain. Next
Brent Lillibridge spent only a month in Boston after being traded from the Chicago White Sox as part of the Kevin Youkilis deal on June 24, 2012, and he was designated for assignment on July 16. Eight days later, on July 24, the Red Sox traded Lillibridge to the Cleveland Indians.
He played in nine games for the Chicago Cubs in the first half of 2013, recording one hit in 24 at bats and two RBIs. Next
James Loney came to the Sox as part of the blockbuster deal that sent $11 million in cash and various players to the Los Angeles Dodgers, including Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett. He played 30 games with the Red Sox and hit .230 before he became a free agent in October and opted to sign with Tampa Bay in December.
As the Rays’ starting first baseman in 2013, he hit .317 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs over the first half of the year, posting an on-base percentage of .370. Next
Derek Lowe pitched 376 games during the time he was with the Red Sox from 1998 to 2004, including as a member of the World Series-winning, curse-reversing team of 2004. In 2005, Lowe agreed to a four-year contract with the LA Dodgers.
After splitting time with the Indians and Yankees in 2012, Lowe agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers in March. In nine appearances as a reliever for Texas, he allowed 13 runs on 16 hits over 13 innings in the first half of 2013, with an ERA of 9.00 and a record of 1-0. Next
Lowrie was first called up from the minors to play for the Red Sox in 2008. Predicted to be the Red Sox shortstop of the future, he played in just 256 games with the Sox between 2008 and 2011, missing many games with various injuries and mononucleosis.
In December 2011, before agreeing to arbitration, Lowrie signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros. He was traded from the Houston Astros to the Oakland Athletics in 2012 in a five-player deal, and re-signed with Oakland for the 2013 season. As the starting shortstop for the A’s, Lowrie hit .301 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in the first half of 2013. Next
In July of 2009, Victor Martinez was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Red Sox in a deal that included pitcher Justin Masterson. He played in 183 games over two seasons with the Red Sox, batting .336 in 2009 and .302 in 2010. Martinez became a free agent in November of 2010 and agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with Detroit later that month.
After missing all of 2012 with a knee injury, Martinez hit .242 with seven home runs and 44 RBIs for the Tigers over the first half of 2013. Next
Justin Masterson played 64 games for the Red Sox between 2008 and 2009 before being traded along with two minor league prospects to the Cleveland Indians for Victor Martinez. He pitched his first full shutout game against the Sox in July of 2009, giving up only two hits.
At the end of the 2011 season, Masterson had surgery to repair a tear in his non-throwing shoulder, but threw eight innings of the Indians’ 16-inning opening day loss to the Blue Jays in 2012.
In the first half of 2013, Masterson went 10-7 with a 3.78 ERA as the ace of the Indians pitching staff, while recording 131 strikeouts and only 49 walks, limiting opposing hitters to a .229 batting average. Next
After paying up $50 million just to speak with him, the Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka in December of 2006 to six-year, $50 million contract. Nicknamed “Dice-K,” his first MLB spring training was in a Red Sox uniform in March 2007, which started his six-year career with Boston. In June of 2011, Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John surgery.
He returned in 2012 but was ineffective, going 1-7 with an 8.28 ERA. He became a free agent at the end of the 2012 season and was picked up by the Cleveland Indians on a minor-league deal for 2013.
Matsuzaka did not make the Indians’ big-league club out of spring training, but agreed to a new minor-league deal to stay with the club. He has not pitched in the majors this season. Next
Darnell McDonald joined the Red Sox in April 2010 when the team needed a replacement because Jacoby Ellsbury was on the disabled list. He became the ninth player in the team’s history to hit a home run in his first at-bat with the Sox. In June 2012, McDonald was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to make room for returning Josh Beckett, but days later, he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees.
In January, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs and has not played in the majors this season. Next
Pitcher Mark Melancon had a brief stint with the Red Sox before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates with three others for Brock Holt and Joel Hanrahan. He was only with the Red Sox a year after being traded from the Houston Astros in 2011, and he spent part of that season in the minors. In the 41 games that Melancon played with the Red Sox, he had an ERA of 6.20.
He pitched well for the Pirates in the first half of 2013, with an ERA of 0.85 in 43 appearances with 44 strikeouts and only four walks over 42.1 innings. Next
Reliever Hideki Okajima played 261 games for the Red Sox between 2007 and 2011 and was an AL All-Star in 2007. He then signed with the Yankees as a free agent in December of 2011 on a minor league contract.
After failing his physical before spring training with the Yankees, he was released. Okajima then signed to a one-year contract with Japan’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in February 2012, but was granted a release to return to the United States for 2013, where he signed with the Oakland Athletics.
Okajima pitched five games for Oakland in the first half of 2013, recording a 2.25 ERA and allowing one run on seven hits with one strikeout in four total innings. Next
Jonathan Papelbon began his major-league career in Boston and spent seven seasons pitching for the Red Sox. Papelbon, a fan favorite for his dominance and enthusiasm, closed the World Series-winning Game 4 against the Colorado Rockies in 2007, and recorded 229 saves for the Red Sox, the most in franchise history.
After the collapse of September 2011, Papelbon signed a four-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. He recorded 18 saves in 34 games in the first half of 2013 for the Phillies, going 2-0 while striking out 30 with an ERA of 1.82. Next
First baseman Carlos Pena played 18 games for the Red Sox in 2006, hitting one home run and driving in three runs. The former Northeastern Husky signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007 and stayed with the Rays until 2010, helping the Rays to two AL East division titles and the 2008 American League pennant.
Pena signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2011 before returning to the Rays in 2012. He signed with the Houston Astros prior to 2013, and hit .213 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in the first half of the season. Next
Nick Punto played in 65 games for the Red Sox last season after signing as a free agent, hitting .200 with one homer and 10 RBIs. A versatile infielder and outfielder, he was traded to the LA Dodgers as part of the blockbuster trade in August of 2012 that included Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett.
Punto played 68 games for the Dodgers in the first half of 2013, hitting .262 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 187 at bats. Next
Starting pitcher Brad Penny signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox in 2009. After his last five starts with the team ended in a 9.11 ERA, the Red Sox released Penny, who then signed with the San Francisco Giants. Penny became a free agent after 2009 and was picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year deal. An oblique strain kept him on the bench for most of the season and in 2010, Penny changed teams again and headed to Detroit to play with the Tigers in 2011.
Penny returned to the Giants in 2012, pitching 22 games as a reliever for San Francisco. He has not played in the majors since 2012. Next
Hanley Ramirez was a highly regarded prospect who played only two games for the Red Sox in 2005 before he was included in the trade that brought Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Boston from the Florida Marlins. Ramirez blossomed into an All-Star shortstop in Florida, but attitude issues and the Marlins signing Jose Reyes in the 2011 offseason led to Ramirez being traded to the Dodgers in 2012.
After missing the first two months of 2013 with a thumb injury, Ramirez hit .410 in 32 games to end the first half of the season, also recording seven home runs and 20 RBIs. Next
Manny Ramirez played for the Red Sox from 2001-2008 and belted 274 home runs and led them to two World Series titles, becoming a fan favorite for his power and on-field antics during his eight seasons in Boston. After wearing out his welcome in Boston, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and played for the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays before abruptly retiring after he was accused of violating the MLB performance-enhancing drug policy in 2011.
It was his second violation – he was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Dodgers.
Prior to 2013, he signed on to play with a team in Taiwan for 2013, the EDA Rhinos, hitting .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in Taiwan.
On July 3, it was announced that Ramirez had signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, and will report to Triple-A Round Rock with a chance to make it back to the majors with Texas. Next
Relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez joined the Red Sox in 2009 when he was traded from the Kansas City Royals. Ramirez played 114 games between 2009 and 2010 until he was traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2010 at the trade deadline. Ramirez remained with the Giants until 2011, when he was traded to the Mets. In January 2012, he agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Mets for $2.65 million.
Ramirez signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants for 2013, and has pitched five games for the Giants this season, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings with an ERA of 11.12. Next
Josh Reddick was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006 but wasn't called up from the minors until 2009. Reddick went back and forth between Pawtucket and Boston until 2011, when he was recalled in May and remained with Boston when a slot opened up on the 40-man active roster. He was traded in December 2011 to the Oakland Athletics with two minor league players when the Sox acquired Ryan Sweeney and Andrew Bailey.
Reddick had a successful first season with Oakland and finished the year with 32 homers and 85 RBIs. In the first half of 2013, he hit .222 with four home runs and 32 RBIs for Oakland. Next
Cody Ross played 130 games in 2012 for the Red Sox, and had 22 homers and 81 RBIs. He came to Boston from the San Francisco Giants, where he was an NLCS MVP in 2010, and signed a one-year contract at the beginning of 2012.
In December 2012, he agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and in the first half of 2013 he hit .264 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 70 games. Next
Infielder Marco Scutaro played 263 games with Boston between 2010 and 2011 after agreeing to a two-year deal with the team at the end of 2009. With a mutual contract option built into his contract, Scutaro and the Sox exercised it before the 2012 season, but in January he was traded to the Colorado Rockies.
Scutaro was traded to the Giants in July of 2012, helping them to a 2012 World Series sweep of the Detroit Tigers. Over the first half of 2013, he hit .310 with two home runs and 19 RBIs, and was named to the NL All-Star team. Next
Catcher Kelly Shoppach might have gotten his professional start in Boston, but his first season was a brief nine games. He had no hits and seven strikeouts in his only 15 at-bats. At the beginning of 2006, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians where he played four seasons. He also played a year for the Tampa Bay Rays before returning to the Red Sox on a one-year deal in December 2011.
In August 2012, Shoppach was traded to the New York Mets before agreeing to a contract with the Seattle Mariners in 2013. In 35 games in the first half of 2013 for the Mariners, he hit .196 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He was designated for assignment by the Mariners on June 14, and was signed by the Washington Nationals on July 3. Next
Starter Kyle Weiland played in seven games for the Red Sox in 2011 and had a 7.66 ERA. After one year with Boston, he was traded to the Houston Astros in 2012 and was expected to be part of their starting rotation. He started three games in April for Houston, posting a record of 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA, but contracted a shoulder infection and had to undergo season ending surgery.
Weiland has not pitched in the majors since. Next
Kevin Youkilis played 953 games in a Red Sox uniform from 2004 to 2012, where he helped the Red Sox win two World Series titles, became a three-time All-Star, won a Gold Glove, and became one of the most beloved players on the Red Sox.
During manager Bobby Valentine’s only season with the Sox, he and Youkilis did not see eye-to-eye and Valentine publicly questioned Youkilis’s abilities. When rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks played well after being called up, the Red Sox traded Youkilis in the middle of the season to the Chicago White Sox, and even paid part of his remaining salary to seal the deal.
Youkilis signed with the New York Yankees following the 2012 season. He played 28 games for the Yankees in 2013, hitting .219 with two home runs and eight RBIs until back surgery landed him on the 60-day DL, possibly ending his season. Back to the beginning
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