On June 28, 2003, the Red Sox purchased Kapler's contract from the Colorado Rockies. He batted .291 in 158 at-bats for Boston in 2003. Theo re-signed him for $750,000 in 2004. After starting the 2005 season in Japan, Kapler returned to the States in mid-summer and rejoined the Red Sox, playing in 26 games down the stretch.
(Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)