How the Red Sox were built

How the Red Sox were built

1993:
• OF Trot Nixon was the seventh selection in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft.

1995:
• RHP Tim Wakefield was signed as a Minor League free agent on April 26.

1997:
• C Jason Varitek was aquired from the Seattle Mariners with RHP Derek Lowe in a trade for RHP Heathcliff Slocumb on July 31.

2000:
• RHP Manny Delcarmen was selected in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft.
• INF Hanley Ramirez was signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2.
• OF Manny Ramirez was signed as a free agent on Dec. 13.

2001:
• C Kelly Shoppach was selected in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft.
• INF Kevin Youkilis was selcted in the eighth round of the First-Year Player Draft.
• C Doug Mirabelli was aquired from the Texas Rangers in a trade for RHP Justin Duchscherer on June 12.
• OF Johnny Damon was signed as a free agent on Dec. 21.

2002:
• RHP Mike Timlin was signed as a free agent on Dec. 24.

2003:
• INF Bill Mueller was signed as a free agent on Jan. 14.
• DH David Ortiz was signed as a free agent on Jan. 22.
• RHP Bronson Arroyo was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Feb. 4.
• INF Kevin Millar was aquired from the Florida Marlins for cash considerations on Feb. 15.
• RHP Jonathan Papelbon was selected in the fourth round of the First-Year Player Draft.
• OF Adam Hyzdu was signed as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 10.
• RHP Curt Schilling was aquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for LHP Casey Fossum, RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP Jorge de la Rosa and a Minor League player to be named later on Nov. 28.
• RHP Keith Foulke was signed as a free agent on Dec. 13.
• LHP Lenny DiNardo was selected in the Major League Rule 5 Draft from the New York Mets on Dec. 15.

2004:
• OF Adam Stern was selected in the Major League Rule 5 Draft from the Atlanta Braves on Dec. 13.
• LHP David Wells was signed as a free agent on Dec. 14.
• INF Edgar Renteria was signed as a free agent on Dec. 17.
• RHP Matt Clement was signed as a free agent on Dec. 22.

2005:
• RHP Jeremi Gonzalez was signed as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 1.
• INF Roberto Petagine was signed as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 8.
• INF Alejandro Machado was aquired from the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Feb. 15.
• LHP Mike Myers was aquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade for INF Carlos de la Cruz and LHP Kevin Ool on March 29. • INF John Olerud agreed to terms on a Minor League contract on May 1.
• RHP Craig Hansen was the 26th selection in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft.
• INF Alex Cora was aquired from the Cleveland Indians in a trade for INF Ramon Vasquez on July 7.
• RHP Chad Bradford was aquired from the Oakland Athletics in a trade for OF Jay Payton on July 14.
• INF Tony Graffanino was aquired from the Kansas City Royals in a trade for OF Chip Ambres and LHP Juan Cedeno on July 19.
• RHP Chad Harville was claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros on Aug. 30.
• LHP Mike Stanton was aquried from the Washington Nationals in a trade for RHP Rhys Taylor and RHP Yader Peralta on Sept. 29.

Jordan Bastian is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.