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Deep Depth

It takes more than just 25 players to win a World Series. It takes what Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino likes to call "deep depth." Here's the scoop on everyone who played in at least one game for the 2013 Red Sox but did not make the postseason roster. Stats shown are from 2013 with Boston.

Alfredo Aceves Alfredo Aceves, #91
Born: 12/8/82  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 205  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Aceves started the year in the bullpen, but made three starts at the end of April when John Lackey was on the disabled list. A disastrous game with eight runs, two balks, and a throwing error got him demoted to Triple A, but he was called back up three separate times while Clay Buchholz was on the D.L., and he won all three starts. He was called up one more time and got into two games in early July, but once Brandon Workman joined the team, Aceves spent the rest of the year in the minors.
4-1  4.86  11  37.0  42  21  20  22  24 

Andrew Bailey Andrew Scott Bailey, #40
Born: 5/31/84  Height: 6'3"  Weight: 240  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Bailey started the year as the set-up man, and then took over as closer when Joel Hanrahan went on the D.L. in April. He shared Player of the Week honors with Mike Napoli for the week ending April 21, when he had three saves, eight strikeouts, and just one walk. He missed two weeks in May with a strained biceps. After blowing three saves in June, he moved out of the closer role, and then underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in July. As he recovered, he continued to rehab with the team, sharing in the fun of the postseason run.
3-1  3.77  30  28.2  23  12  12  12  39 

Daniel Bard Daniel Paul Bard, #51
Born: 6/25/85  Height: 6'4"  Weight: 215  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Bard began the year in Double A Portland as he tried to regain the dominant form he had as a reliever before attempting to make the transition to a starter. He was called up in late May and got into two games - a scoreless inning against the Astros and an outing in which he walked the two batters he faced - before being sent back to Portland.
0-0  9.00  1.0 

Pedro Beato Pedro Beato, #54
Born: 10/27/86  Height: 6'6"  Weight: 230  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Beato spent the year between Triple A and the majors, and had four different stints with the Red Sox. He pitched a scoreless 11th inning on July 21 and picked up the win when Mike Napoli hit a walk-off homer.
1-1  3.60  10  10.0  12 

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Jackie Bradley, Jr., #44, 25
Born: 4/19/90 Height: 5'10" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Right  Position: CF, LF, RF

Bradley had a great spring, and with David Ortiz on the D.L., he opened the year with the team. He made a good impression in his Major League debut on Opening Day in New York, with two hits, three walks, and a running catch. He returned to Triple A when Ortiz was activated, but got called up three more times. His three-run homer on September 22 was the crucial hit in the Red Sox' 5-2 win.
37  95  18  18  10  10  31  .189  .280  .337 

Drake Britton John Drake (Drake) Britton, #66
Born: 5/22/89  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 215  Bats: Left  Throws: Left   Position: P

Britton started the season in Double A and was promoted to Triple A in July. Less than two weeks later he was called up to the majors, and he made his Major League debut with a scoreless inning against the Yankees on July 20. He got his first win on July 31 when he threw two scoreless innings and Stephen Drew had a walk-off hit in the 15th.
1-1  3.86  18  21.0  21  17 

Pedro Ciriaco Pedro Ciriaco, #23
Born: 9/27/85 Height: 6'0" Weight: 180 Bats:Throws:Position: 3B, SS, 2B, 1B

Ciriaco started the season with the team, backing up all four infield positions. He had three hits including a double on May 25. He was designated for assignment in June when Will Middlebrooks was called back up, and four days later he was traded to the Padres for a player to be named later.
15  25  .280  .379  .440 

Rubby De La Rosa Rubby Carlos Corporan De La Rosa, #62
Born: 3/4/89  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 205  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

De La Rosa was one of the players acquired from the Dodgers in the trade of August 2012. He was called up in August 2013 and got into 11 games over the final two months of the season. His Red Sox debut was a scoreless inning of relief in Houston on August 6. He pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees on August 16.
0-2  5.56  11  11.1  15 

Jose De La Torre Jose De La Torre, #65
Born: 10/17/85  Height: 5'10"  Weight: 185  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

De La Torre was called up for four different stints with the Red Sox and made his Major League debut on May 12, when he gave up two runs to the Blue Jays in an inning of work. His next outing three days later was much better - a perfect inning with two strikeouts in a Red Sox win in Tampa Bay. He was designated for assignment when Clay Buchholz returned from the D.L. in September, and was claimed off waivers by the Brewers.
0-0  6.35  11.1  10  10  15 

Jonathan Diaz Jonathan Diaz, #76
Born: 4/10/85 Height: 5'9" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right Position: 3B, 2B

Diaz was called up when Will Middlebrooks had been sent down and Stephen Drew was injured. He made his Major League debut as the starting third baseman on June 29, then played the rest of his games as a defensive replacement. He entered as a pinch-runner on June 30 and scored the winning run in a walk-off victory when Shane Victorino's grounder was misplayed for an error.
.000  .000  .000 

Joel Hanrahan Joel Ryan Hanrahan, #52
Born: 10/6/81  Height: 6'4"  Weight: 250  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Hanrahan was acquired in a trade with the Pirates before the season (along with Brock Holt for Mark Melancon and 3 minor leaguers), with one year left on his contract. He began the season as the closer and saved four games in six chances before injuries cut his season short. He missed two weeks in April with a strained hamstring, and then underwent season-ending surgery on his flexor tendon in May.
0-1  9.82  7.1  10 

Brock Holt Brock Wyatt Holt, #26
Born: 6/11/88  Height: 5'10"  Weight: 180  Bats: Left  Throws: Right   Position: 3B, 2B

Holt was originally called up when Stephen Drew went on the D.L. in early July, then rejoined the team when Jose Iglesias was traded at the end of the month. His two-run single on August 2 gave the Sox the lead in a 4-0 win.
26  59  12  11  .203  .275  .237 

Jose Iglesias Jose Antonio Aleman Iglesias, #10
Born: 1/5/90  Height: 5'11"  Weight: 185  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: SS, 3B

With Stephen Drew at short and Will Middlebrooks at third, Iglesias was expected to spend most of the year in Triple A. But he started the year with the team as Drew recovered from a concussion, and he made the most of the opportunity by hitting .450 in the six-game stint. He was called back up when Middlebrooks went on the D.L. in May, and he hit so well that he earned the starting job at third, even after Middlebrooks returned. His batting average stayed over .400 until July 7, and he played as flawlessly in the field at his new position as he had at shortstop. He was sent to the Tigers on July 30 as part of a three-team trade that brought Jake Peavy to the Red Sox.
63  215  27  71  10  19  11  30  .330  .376  .409 

Ryan Lavarnway Ryan Cole Lavarnway, #20
Born: 8/7/87  Height: 6'4"  Weight: 240  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: C

Lavarnway started the year in Triple A, but was called up when David Ross missed over two months after suffering a concussion, and got into 25 games. On August 6 in Houston he had the unenviable task of catching knuckleballer Steven Wright, and he was charged with a record four passed balls in an inning. But he redeemed himself at the plate with a clutch two-run double that gave the Sox the lead as they overcame a 5-0 deficit to win.
25  77  23  14  17  .299  .329  .429 

John McDonald John Joseph McDonald, #10
Born: 9/24/74  Height: 5'9"  Weight: 180  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: 2B

New England native McDonald was well-traveled in 2013. He started the season with the Pirates, spent a few weeks with the Indians, and played a month with the Phillies, before being traded to his home town team on August 31. He had two hits on September 29.
.250  .333  .250 

Andrew Miller Andrew Mark Miller, #30
Born: 5/21/85  Height: 6'7"  Weight: 210  Bats: Left  Throws: Left   Position: P

Miller got better as the season went on and became a dependable go-to guy in the seventh and eighth innings. In June he had a 1.46 ERA, and he picked up the win on June 28 with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. On July 6, he tore a ligament in his foot that required season-ending surgery. He stayed in Boston to rehab and was with the team through the rest of the season and the postseason.
1-2  2.64  37  30.2  25  12  17  48 

Clayton Mortensen Clayton Grant Mortensen, #59
Born: 4/10/85  Height: 6'4"  Weight: 185  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Mortensen began the year in the bullpen, and he picked up the win on May 6 with 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He was designated for assignment at the end of June when the Sox needed an infielder to fill in due to injuries, and was sent to Triple A after clearing waivers. On August 27, he was traded to the Royals for Quintin Berry.
1-2  5.34  24  30.1  32  19  18  16  21 

Brandon Snyder Brandon Ramon Snyder, #23
Born: 11/23/86 Height: 6'2" Weight: 225 Bats: Right Throws: Right  Position: 3B, 1B, LF

Snyder was called up in June to fill a utility role while Will Middlebrooks got more regular playing time in Pawtucket, and he made a good impression right away. In his first start, on June 30, he saved a run with a diving stop at third base, drove in two with a wall-ball double, and set up the walk-off win with a single in the ninth. Two days later, he had a three-run double that gave the Red Sox all the runs they would need in a victory over the Padres. He went on the D.L. with an elbow injury in August and rejoined the team when rosters expanded in September.
27  50  16  .180  .212  .360 

Matt Thornton Matthew J. (Matt) Thornton, #38
Born: 9/15/76  Height: 6'6"  Weight: 225  Bats: Left  Throws: Left   Position: P

Thornton was acquired from the White Sox for minor leaguer Brandon Jacobs on July 12, shortly after finding out Andrew Miller would be out for the rest of the season. He made just ten appearances before missing almost three weeks with an oblique strain. He returned from the D.L. at the end of August, and pitched in ten more games.
0-1  3.52  20  15.1  22 

Brayan Villarreal Brayan Rene Villarreal, #60
Born: 5/10/87  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 170  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Villarreal was acquired from Detroit in the three-team trade that netted them Jake Peavy. In his one appearance for the Red Sox, he entered in an unenviable situation - bottom of the ninth, tie game, bases loaded - and walked the only batter he faced to force in the winning run.
0-0  ---  0.0 

Allen Webster Carl Allen (Allen) Webster, #64
Born: 2/10/90  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 190  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Webster became one of the top pitching prospects in the organization when he was traded from the Dodgers in 2012. He made his Major League debut on April 21, with a six-inning, three-run effort. He was called up again for another spot start in May, and then made four straight starts in June and July, including picking up his first win on July 4. He was called back up in September and threw three scoreless innings in the final regular season game.
1-2  8.60  30.1  37  30  29  18  23 

Alex Wilson William Alexander (Alex) Wilson, #63
Born: 11/3/86  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 215  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Wilson was originally called up for a few days when John Lackey went on the D.L. in the second week of the season. He made his Major League debut on April 11 against the Orioles, the first of six straight scoreless outings to start his career. He ended up staying longer than a few days, and he pitched regularly in May and June in between two more brief trips to the minors. A sprained thumb landed him on the disabled list in July, and he missed the rest of the season.
1-1  4.88  26  27.2  34  16  15  14  22 

Steven Wright Steven Richard Wright, #35
Born: 8/30/84  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 220  Bats: Right  Throws: Right   Position: P

Wright was first called up in April when the bullpen was depleted after a doubleheader. He made his Major League debut on April 21 with 3 2/3 innings of relief. His best outing came on July 11, when he pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief as the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to win 8-7 in ten innings, and it earned him his first win. He got into two more games in August, including his first start, then returned to the minors where he helped lead the PawSox to the Governors' Cup Finals.
2-0  5.40  13.1  12  10 

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