As the Boston Red Sox are loaded with depth in their farm system, it gets to the point where they cannot keep everyone. When players contracts expire, they come to a tough decision and have to decide whether not to sign any given player. Here are some instances of when they did not this off-season.
Milwaukee signed John Ely to a minor league deal. Ely spent one year in the Red Sox farm system.
Baltimore Signed Derrik Gibson to a minor league deal. Gibson was a second round pick back in 2008.
Oakland signed Carson Blair to a minor league deal. Blair was a late round pick back in 2008.
Kansas City signed Ryan Roberts to a minor league deal. Roberts spent a good chunk of the season in Pawtucket.
Oakland signed Ryan Verdugo to a minor league deal. He was acquired by Boston in July this past season.
Minnesota signed Heiker Meneses to a minor league deal. He had been in the organization since 2008.
Cincinnati signed Ivan De Jesus to a minor league deal. De Jesus was recently acquired in the blockbuster trade with LA back in 2012, but was most recently traded to Boston in the Kelly Johnson deal.