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2008 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 845-694 + 151
Roster Continuity 82.18% 2/30
Manager(s): Terry Francona
General Manager: Theo Epstein
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 133,390,035 4/30
Attendance: 3,048,250 10/30
Playoffs: Lost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
Top Draft Pick: Casey Kelly (#30) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Brad Mills
Bullpen Coach: Gary Tuck
First Base Coach: Luis Alicea
Hitting Coach: Dave Magadan
Pitching Coach: John Farrell
Third Base Coach: DeMarlo Hale

#1 Draft Picks

Josh Beckett (#2), J.D. Drew (#5), Kyle Snyder (#7), Mark Kotsay (#9), Manny Ramirez (#13), Jason Varitek (#14), David Aardsma (#22), Jacoby Ellsbury (#23), Craig Hansen (#26), Clay Buchholz (#42), Jed Lowrie (#45), Mike Bowden (#47)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    53David AardsmaP6-5200R-R262004SFN: 2003-1-22MLB-Free Agent
    55Jeff Bailey1B6-2205R-R292007FLO: 1997-2-64MLB--
    44Jason BayLF-RF6-2200R-R292003MON: 2000-22-645MLB-Free Agent
    19Josh BeckettP6-4190R-R282001FLO: 1999-1-2MLB-Retired
    64Mike BowdenP6-3215R-R212008BOS: 2005-1-47MLB-Int
    61Clay BuchholzP6-3190L-R232007BOS: 2005-1-42MLB-Free Agent
    36Paul ByrdP6-1184R-R371995CLE: 1991-4-112MLB--
    54Chris CarterLF-RF6-0225L-L252008ARI: 2004-17-506MLB-Int
    22Sean Casey1B6-4226L-R331997CLE: 1995-2-53MLB--
    36,30Kevin CashC6-0185R-R302002Not draftedMLB--
    40Bartolo ColonP6-0230R-R331997UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    13Alex Cora3B-SS6-0180L-R321998LAN: 1996-3-88MLB--
    30Bryan CoreyP6-0170R-R341998DET: 1993-12-333MLB--
    10Coco CrispCF6-0185B-R282002SLN: 1999-7-222MLB-Free Agent
    17Manny DelcarmenP6-2190R-R262005BOS: 2000-2-62MLB-Free Agent
    7J.D. DrewRF6-1195L-R321998SLN: 1998-1-5MLB--
    46Jacoby EllsburyCF6-1185L-L242007BOS: 2005-1-23MLBNew York YankeesMLB-Active
    43Devern HansackP6-2175R-R302006Not draftedMLB--
    56Craig HansenP6-6210R-R242005BOS: 2005-1-26MLB-Free Agent
    11Mark KotsayLF6-0190L-L321997FLO: 1996-1-9MLB-Free Agent
    68George KottarasC6-0180L-R252008SDN: 2002-20-595MLB-Free Agent
    31Jon LesterP6-3200L-L242006BOS: 2002-2-57MLBChicago CubsMLB-Active
    48Javier LopezP6-4225L-L302003ARI: 1998-4-133MLB-Retired
    25Mike Lowell3B6-4205R-R341998NYA: 1995-20-562MLB--
    12Jed LowrieSS6-0180B-R242008BOS: 2005-1-45MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    23Julio LugoSS-3B6-1165R-R322000HOU: 1994-43-1193MLB--
    63Justin MastersonP6-6235R-R232008BOS: 2006-2-71MLB-Free Agent
    18Daisuke MatsuzakaP6-0185R-R272007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    44Brandon Moss1B6-0180L-R242007BOS: 2002-8-238MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    37Hideki OkajimaP6-2189L-L322007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    34David OrtizDH6-4237L-L321997UDFAMLB-Retired
    58Jonathan PapelbonP6-4220R-R272005BOS: 2003-4-114MLB-Free Agent
    62David PauleyP6-2170R-R252006SDN: 2001-8-240MLB-Free Agent
    15Dustin Pedroia2B5-9180R-R242006BOS: 2004-2-65MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active
    24Manny RamirezDH6-0205R-R361993CLE: 1991-1-13MLB-Free Agent
    28David RossC6-2205R-R312002LAN: 1998-7-216MLB-Retired
    59Chris SmithP6-2191R-R272008BOS: 2002-4-118MLB-Free Agent
    39Kyle SnyderP6-8220R-R302003KCA: 1999-1-7MLB--
    51Julian TavarezP6-2190L-R351993Not draftedMLB--
    3Joe Thurston2B5-11175L-R282002LAN: 1999-4-134MLB-Free Agent
    50Mike TimlinP6-4210R-R421991TOR: 1987-5-127MLB--
    30,60Jon Van EveryOF6-1185L-L282008CLE: 2000-29-876MLB--
    33Jason VaritekC6-2220R-R361997SEA: 1994-1-14MLB--
    51Gil VelazquezSS6-2170R-R282008NYN: 1998-14-424MLB-Free Agent
    49Tim WakefieldP6-2210R-R411992PIT: 1988-8-200MLB--
    20Kevin Youkilis3B6-1220R-R292004BOS: 2001-8-243MLB-Retired
    51Charlie ZinkP6-1190R-R282008Not draftedMLB--


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