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2008 Boston Red SoxPayroll Summary
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Paul Byrd earned $7,500,000 for the 2008 Boston Red Sox
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRed Sox
LocationBoston,Massachusetts
Record95-67 (2nd in American League East)League Rank3rdMLB Rank4th
BallparkFenway Park
ManagerTerry FranconaGeneral ManagerTheo Epstein
CoachesLuis Alicea (First Base Coach), John Farrell (Pitching Coach), DeMarlo Hale (Third Base Coach), Dave Magadan (Hitting Coach), Brad Mills (Bench Coach), Gary Tuck (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsLost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
#1 Draft PickCasey Kelly (#30)
Payroll$133,390,035 (Rank: 4th)
Attendance3,048,250 (Rank: 10th)
Minor League AffiliatesPawtucket Red Sox (AAA) 85-58 ... Portland Sea Dogs (AA) 74-66 ... Lancaster JetHawks (A+) 76-64 ... Greenville Drive (A) 79-69 ... Lowell Spinners (A-) 40-33 ... Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk) 28-27 ...
Years Available1901-2018

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Payroll Data for 2008 Boston Red Sox

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
David AardsmaP6-5 200 R-R 1981-12-27 26Denver,Colorado MLB2001-20172006-2013
2003- 1-  22-SFN
403,25061229Retired  
Jeff Bailey1B6-2 205 R-R 1978-11-19 29Longview,Washington MLB1997-20112007-2009
1997- 2-  64-FLO
390,00075333  
Jason BayLF-RF6-2 200 R-R 1978-09-20 29Trail,BC MLB1999-20132003-2013
2000-22- 645-MON
6,000,00015411Free Agent  
Josh BeckettP6-4 190 R-R 1980-05-15 28Spring,Texas MLB2000-20142001-2014
1999- 1-   2-FLO
10,166,666726Retired  
Mike BowdenP6-3 215 R-R 1986-09-09 21Winfield,Illinois MLB2005-20152012-2013
2005- 1-  47-BOS
390,00075345International  
Clay BuchholzP6-3 190 L-R 1984-08-14 23Lumberton,Texas MLB2004-20182010-2018
2005- 1-  42-BOS
396,00066931DL-60Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
Paul ByrdP6-1 184 R-R 1970-12-03 37Louisville,Kentucky MLB1989-20091995-2008
1991- 4- 112-CLE
7,500,0001189  
Chris CarterLF-RF6-0 225 L-L 1982-09-16 25Fremont,California MLB2002-20142008-2010
2004-17- 506-ARI
390,00075342International  
Sean Casey1B6-4 226 L-R 1974-07-02 33Willingsboro,New Jersey MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 2-  53-CLE
800,00044822  
Kevin CashC6-0 185 R-R 1977-12-06 30Tampa,Florida MLB1997-20112002-2010
1999-   UDFA-TOR
400,00063530  
Bartolo ColonP6-0 230 R-R 1975-05-24 33Altamira,Dom Rep MLB1994-20181997-2018
1993-   UDFA-CLE
390,00075332ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
Alex Cora3B-SS6-0 180 L-R 1975-10-18 32Caguas,Puerto Rico MLB1994-20111998-2011
1996- 3-  88-LAN
2,000,00031518  
Bryan CoreyP6-0 170 R-R 1973-10-21 34Thousand Oaks,California AAA1993-20121998-2008
1993-12- 333-DET
405,00059328  
Coco CrispCF6-0 185 B-R 1979-11-01 28Los Angeles,California MLB1999-20162002-2016
1999- 7- 222-SLN
5,083,33317412Free Agent  
Manny DelcarmenP6-2 190 R-R 1982-02-16 26Boston,Massachusetts MLB2001-20172010-2010
2000- 2-  62-BOS
421,00054226Free Agent  
J.D. DrewRF6-1 195 L-R 1975-11-20 32Valdosta,Georgia MLB1995-20111998-2011
1998- 1-   5-SLN
14,000,000292  
Jacoby EllsburyCF6-1 185 L-L 1983-09-11 24Madras,Oregon MLB2003-20172007-2017
2005- 1-  23-BOS
406,00058727DL-60New York Yankees (MLB)
Devern HansackP6-2 175 R-R 1978-02-05 30Pearl Lagoon,Nicaragua AAA2002-20092006-2008
1999-   UDFA-HOU
390,00075334  
Craig HansenP6-6 210 R-R 1983-11-15 24Glen Cove,New York AAA2003-20122005-2009
2005- 1-  26-BOS
390,00075346Free Agent  
Mark KotsayLF6-0 190 L-L 1975-12-02 32Whittier,California MLB1994-20131997-2013
1996- 1-   9-FLO
7,000,00012710Free Agent  
George KottarasC6-0 180 L-R 1983-05-16 25Scarborough,Ontario MLB2003-20162008-2014
2002-20- 595-SDN
390,00075344Free Agent  
Jon LesterP6-3 200 L-L 1984-01-07 24Tacoma,Washington MLB2002-20182006-2018
2002- 2-  57-BOS
421,50054125ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
Javier LopezP6-4 225 L-L 1977-07-11 30San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1996-20162003-2016
1998- 4- 133-ARI
840,00044220Retired  
Mike Lowell3B6-4 205 R-R 1974-02-24 34San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20101998-2010
1995-20- 562-NYA
12,500,000464  
Jed LowrieSS6-0 180 B-R 1984-04-17 24Salem,Oregon MLB2003-20182008-2018
2005- 1-  45-BOS
390,00075343ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)
Julio LugoSS-3B6-1 165 R-R 1975-11-16 32Barahona,Dom Rep MLB1995-20112000-2011
1994-43-1193-HOU
9,250,000927  
Justin MastersonP6-6 235 R-R 1985-03-22 23Beavercreek,Ohio MLB2006-20172008-2015
2006- 2-  71-BOS
390,00075347Free Agent  
Daisuke MatsuzakaP6-0 185 R-R 1980-09-13 27Tokyo,Japan MLB1999-20162007-2014
2007-   UDFA-BOS
8,333,3331018Free Agent  
Brandon Moss1B6-0 180 L-R 1983-09-16 24Monroe,Georgia MLB2002-20172007-2017
2002- 8- 238-BOS
390,00075341Free Agent  
Hideki OkajimaP6-2 189 L-L 1975-12-25 32Kyoto,Japan MLB1995-20152009-2013
2006-   UDFA-BOS
1,275,00037319Free Agent  
David OrtizDH6-4 237 L-L 1975-11-18 32Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1994-20161997-2016
1992-   UDFA-SEA
13,000,000393Retired  
Jonathan PapelbonP6-4 220 R-R 1980-11-23 27Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB2001-20162012-2016
2003- 4- 114-BOS
775,00045623Free Agent  
David PauleyP6-2 170 R-R 1983-06-17 25Longmont,Colorado AAA2001-20142006-2012
2001- 8- 240-SDN
390,00075335Free Agent  
Dustin Pedroia2B5-9 180 R-R 1983-08-17 24Woodland,California MLB2002-20182006-2018
2004- 2-  65-BOS
457,00050324DL-60Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Manny RamirezDH6-0 205 R-R 1972-05-30 36Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1991-20141993-2011
1991- 1-  13-CLE
18,929,92341Free Agent  
David RossC6-2 205 R-R 1977-03-19 31Bainbridge,Georgia MLB1989-20162002-2016
1998- 7- 216-LAN
2,525,00028817Retired  
Chris SmithP6-2 191 R-R 1981-04-09 27Apple Valley,California MLB2000-20172009-2017
2002- 4- 118-BOS
390,00075336Free Agent  
Kyle SnyderP6-8 220 R-R 1977-09-09 30Houston,Texas MLB1997-20112003-2003
1999- 1-   7-KCA
835,00044421  
Julian TavarezP6-2 190 L-R 1973-05-22 35Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1992-20091997-2009
1990-   UDFA-CLE
3,850,00023014  
Joe Thurston2B5-11 175 L-R 1979-09-29 28Fairfield,California MLB1999-20142002-2011
1999- 4- 134-LAN
390,00075337Free Agent  
Mike TimlinP6-4 210 R-R 1966-03-10 42Midland,Texas MLB1987-20092001-2002
1987- 5- 127-TOR
3,000,00026415  
Jon Van EveryOF6-1 185 L-L 1979-11-27 28Brandon,Mississippi MLB2001-20112008-2010
2000-29- 876-CLE
390,00075338  
Jason VaritekC6-2 220 R-R 1972-04-11 36Rochester,Michigan MLB1991-20111997-2011
1994- 1-  14-SEA
10,442,030705Retired  
Gil VelazquezSS6-2 170 R-R 1979-10-17 28Los Angeles,California MLB1998-20142008-2013
1998-14- 424-NYN
390,00075339Free Agent  
Tim WakefieldP6-2 210 R-R 1966-08-02 41Melbourne,Florida MLB1988-20111992-2011
1988- 8- 200-PIT
4,000,00021813Retired  
Kevin Youkilis3B6-1 220 R-R 1979-03-15 29Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1998-20142004-2013
2001- 8- 243-BOS
3,000,00026416Retired  
Charlie ZinkP6-1 190 R-R 1979-08-26 28Carmichael,California AAA2001-20112008-2008
2002-   UDFA-BOS
390,00075340