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2009 BOSTON RED SOX

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Boston,MA
Team Record:  95-67   .586
Result:   2nd in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Terry Francona
General Manager:   Theo Epstein
Stadium:  Fenway Park
Attendance:  3,062,699
Payroll:  $121,745,999
Playoffs: Season in progress

Boston Red Sox affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Tim Wakefield (42)
Youngest Player:  Josh Reddick (22)
Longest Tenure:  Tim Wakefield (15)
Top Hitter:  Jason Bay (5)
Top Pitcher:  Josh Beckett (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Reymond Fuentes (#28)

Roster Continuity:  74.63%
Top Prospect:   Lars Anderson
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
NY Yankees10359.636--
Boston9567.5868.0
Tampa Bay8478.51919.0
Toronto7587.46328.0
Baltimore6498.39539.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Brian AndersonChicago White Sox200920091$ 440,000 
Jeff BaileyBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Rocco BaldelliBoston Red Sox200920091$ 500,000 
Daniel BardBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Aaron BatesBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jason BayPittsburgh Pirates200620094$ 18,250,000$ 4.56m$1m signing bonus
Josh BeckettBoston Red Sox200720093$ 30,000,000$ 10.00mExtension signed during 2006 season, club option for 2010
Mike BowdenBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 
Dusty BrownBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 
Clay BuchholzBoston Red Sox200920091$ 413,500 
Paul ByrdBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Fernando CabreraBoston Red Sox200920091$ 700,000 Minor League Contract
Chris CarterBoston Red Sox200920091$ 413,500 
Manny DelcarmenBoston Red Sox200920091$ 476,000 
J.D. DrewBoston Red Sox200720115$ 70,000,000$ 14.00m
J.D. DrewLos Angeles Dodgers200520095$ 55,000,000$ 11.00mExercised escape clause to leave contract after 2006
Jacoby EllsburyBoston Red Sox200920091$ 449,500 
Joey GathrightChicago Cubs200920091$ 800,000 
Alex GonzalezCincinnati Reds200720093$ 14,000,000$ 4.67mMutual option for 2010 ($6m)
Nick GreenBoston Red Sox200920091$ 550,000 Minor League Contract
Hunter JonesBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 
Casey KotchmanAtlanta Braves200920091$ 2,850,000 Avoided arbitration
Mark KotsayBoston Red Sox200920091$ 1,500,000 
George KottarasBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 
Adam LaRochePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 7,050,000 
Adam LaRochePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 7,050,000 Avoided arbitration
Jon LesterBoston Red Sox200920135$ 30,000,000$ 6.00mClub option for 2014 ($13m)
Javier LopezBoston Red Sox200920091$ 1,350,000 Avoided arbitration
Mike LowellBoston Red Sox200820103$ 37,500,000$ 12.50m$1.5m signing bonus
Jed LowrieBoston Red Sox200920091$ 414,000 
Julio LugoBoston Red Sox200720104$ 36,000,000$ 9.00m2011 vesting option. Released in 2009
Victor MartinezCleveland Indians200520095$ 15,500,000$ 3.10mClub option for 2010 ($7m)
Justin MastersonBoston Red Sox200920091$ 415,500 
Daisuke MatsuzakaBoston Red Sox200720126$ 52,000,000$ 8.67m$1m signing bonus out of Japan
Hideki OkajimaBoston Red Sox200920091$ 1,750,000 Option vested after reaching games threshold
David OrtizBoston Red Sox200720104$ 52,000,000$ 13.00mClub option for 2011 ($12.5m) $2m signing bonus
Jonathan PapelbonBoston Red Sox200920091$ 6,250,000 Avoided arbitration
Dustin PedroiaBoston Red Sox200920146$ 40,500,000$ 6.75mClub option for 2015 ($11m), $1.5m signing bonus
Brad PennyBoston Red Sox200920091$ 5,000,000 
Ramon RamirezBoston Red Sox200920091$ 441,000 
Takashi SaitoBoston Red Sox200920091$ 1,500,000 Club option for 2010 (Earnings of 2009)
John SmoltzBoston Red Sox200920091$ 5,500,000 
Junichi TazawaBoston Red Sox200920113$ 3,300,000$ 1.10m$1.8m signing bonus
Billy TraberBoston Red Sox200920091$ 500,000 Minor league contract
Jon Van EveryBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 
Jason VaritekBoston Red Sox200920091$ 5,000,000 Options for 2010 ($5m for club, $3m for player)
Gil VelazquezBoston Red Sox200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Billy WagnerNew York Mets200620094$ 43,000,000$ 10.75mClub option for 2010 ($8m)
Tim WakefieldBoston Red Sox200920091$ 4,000,000 Recurring club options each time club exercises previous option
Chris WoodwardSeattle Mariners200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Kevin YoukilisBoston Red Sox200920124$ 41,125,000$ 10.28mClub option for 2013 ($13m). $1m signing bonus, avoided arbitration



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