Monday, September 15, 2008

2009 Boston Red Sox

This is a listing of players the Red Sox have under control for 2009. This list will be updated regularly. Some lists maybe incomplete.

Players under Red Sox control who will be with Boston on opening day.

Pos....Player....................2009 Salary
.C.....
1B.....Kevin Youkilis............TBD
2B.....Dustin Pedroia............TBD
3B.....Mike Lowell...............$12,000,000
SS.....Jed Lowrie................TBD
LF.....Jason Bay.................$7,500,000
CF.....Jacoby Ellsbury...........TBD
RF.....JD Drew...................$14,000,000
DH.....David Ortiz...............$12,500,000
.C.....
IF.....
OF.....
UT.....

SP.....Josh Beckett..............$10,500,000
SP.....Daisuke Matsuzaka.........$10,000,000*
SP.....Jon Lester................TBD
SP.....Justin Masterson..........TBD
SP.....

RP.....Jonathan Papelbon.........TBD&
RP.....Hideki Okajima............$1,750,000%
RP.....Manny Delcarmen...........TBD
RP.....
RP.....
RP.....
RP.....

*Matsuzaka is scheduled to make $8,000,000 in 2009 but with a top three Cy Young vote it would escalate to $10,000,000. Matsuzaka should easily finish in the top three so the salary has been escalated here.
&Arbitration eligible for 2009.
%Option that has been activated.

Players under Red Sox control who may or may not return in 2009.

SS.....Julio Lugo................$9,000,000#
OF.....Coco Crisp................$5,750,000#
SP.....Tim Wakefield.............$4,000,000%
.C.....David Ross................$3,500,000%
RP.....Javier Lopez..............TBD&
RP.....David Aardsma.............TBD&
.C.....Kevin Cash................TBD&

#Under contract for 2009, could be traded.
%Team options for 2009.
&Arbitration eligible for 2009.

Players under Red Sox control who may or may not start 2009 in Boston.

SP.....Clay Buchholz.............TBD
UT.....Jeff Bailey...............TBD
SP.....Michael Bowden............TBD
OF.....Chris Carter..............TBD
SP.....Devern Hansack............TBD
.C.....George Kottaras...........TBD
SP.....David Pauley..............TBD
RP.....Chris Smith...............TBD
SP.....Charlie Zink..............TBD

The players listed here are players who could play a significant role in the 2009 Boston Red Sox. This list maybe incomplete and will be updated.

Updates:
9/15/08 - Added arbitration tag to Papelbon