In honor of the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series five years ago (#BostonStrong), here’s where all of the players are now. (Thanks to Wikipedia for all of the info.)
Alfredo Aceves: Ended up playing in the Mexican Baseball League and is a free agent after being released last summer.
Andrew Bailey: Retired earlier this year and is an instant replay coordinator and coaching assistant for the Angels.
Daniel Bard: Went to the Cubs, Rangers, back to the Cubs, Pirates, Cardinals, and Mets before retiring in January of this year. Hired by the Diamondbacks as a franchise player mentor (whatever that actually means).
Pedro Beato: Have no clue who he is but he last signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in December 2017.
Craig Breslow: To my surprise, he’s still playing baseball for the Jays. (Also still a proud owner of a molecular biophysics and biochemistry degree from Yale.)
Drake Britton: Playing for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the Atlantic League.
Clay Buchholz: Pitching for the Diamondbacks and giving up a homerun to Pablo Sandoval.
Rubby De La Rosa: Also in the Diamondbacks organization.
Jose De La Torre: Don’t know who this is either, but is a free agent in the Mexican Baseball League.
Ryan Dempster: Analyzing color for MLB Network since 2014.
Felix Doubront: In the KBO League, which is the highest level baseball league in South Korea.
Joel Hanrahan: Hung up his cleats in November 2016 and is the pitching coach for the Pirate’s Class A team.
John Lackey: Free agent. Who wouldn’t want to lock down that stud?
Jon Lester: Still not picking off players on first base on the Cubs.
Andrew Miller: Being 6’7″ on the Indians.
Franklin Morales: Oh, another free agent in the Mexican Baseball League.
Clay Mortensen: Playing in the minors for the Royals.
Jake Peavy: Somewhere on his duck boat as a free agent.
Junichi Tazawa: Playing for the Marlins.
Matt Thornton: Retired in November 2016.
Koji Uehara: Being Koji over in the Japan as part of Nippon Professional Baseball (the highest level in the country).
Brayan Villarreal: Never heard of him before but he became a free agent after the 2014 season, so not sure if he should just retire… (Also, he only threw four pitches for the Sox in 2013 and it qualified him for a World Series ring.)
Allen Webster: Playing in the Cubs organization.
Alex Wilson: Pitching for the Tigers.
Brandon Workman: Still playing for the Red Sox?!
Steven Wright: Still plays for the Red Sox and isn’t a good baserunner as he suffered a shoulder injury in 2016. (Also never knew he played for the Sox in ’13.)
90% sure he’s retired now. Playing in the Pirates organization.
David Ross: Being Grandpa Ross and doing endorsements.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Somewhere in the Tigers organization.
Xander Bogaerts: Still playing shortstop for the Red Sox and being Bogey.
Mike Carp: Released by the O’s in 2016, so assuming he’s not playing anymore.
Pedro Ciriaco: Yet another free agent in the Mexican Baseball League.
Jonathan Diaz: Playing for the Yanks.
Stephen Drew: Hanging out with his brother, J.D., in retirement.
Brock Holt: 1/2 of the now nonexistent Flow Bros
Jose Iglesias: Off being Baby Jacoby with the Tigers.
John McDonald: Retired in January 2015.
Will Middlebrooks: Plays for the Phillies, rehabbing from a knee injury, and still married to Jenny Dell and not me.
Mike Napoli: No longer wandering around Boston drunk and shirtless. Playing for Tito with the Indians.
Dustin Pedroia: Being Pedey and still on the Sox.
Brandon Snyder: Playing for the Rays.
Quintin Berry: Playing for the Brew Crew.
Jackie Bradley Jr.: Still plays for the Red Sox and covering a lot of ground in the outfield
Jacoby Ellsbury: Not worth his 7-year, $153 million contract with the Yankees.
Jonny Gomes: Part-time NESN announcer and full-time BA.
Daniel Nava: In the Pirates organization.
Shane Victorino: Pretty sure he’s retired and still being the Flyin’ Hawaiian.
David Ortiz: Retired but still hanging around the Red Sox organization because he’s awesome.