indicates link directs to
Pos. - Position (primary position first, plus any
position played for 5+ games in 2019 or 2020)
Level - Highest level reached in 2019 or 2020.
Post-season-only or brief call-ups from one
minor league level to another may be excepted. Player
on an inactive list for entire previous season
will be listed on respective inactive list
even if higher level previously reached.
A+ denotes High-A (California, Carolina, and Florida St.
A denotes Low-A (Midwest and South Atlantic leagues)
denotes Short-Season-A (NY-Penn and Northwest
YTD denotes player has yet to debut professionally
● denotes player is on Boston's 40-man Roster
"NRI" Column ●
denotes player is a Non Roster Invitee
RL - Spent last season on
IL-45 - deontes 45-day Injured
L = bats left (for hitters only); throws
left (for pitchers only)
ƅ = switch hitter (for hitters only)
Major League Free Agents
- Following the completion
of the term of his contract, any player with 6+ years of
major league service time who has not executed a
contract for the next succeeding season shall be
eligible to become a free agent. (Basic Agreement,
Article XX(D) Free Agents - Any player: (1) with 3+
years of major league service time and whose contract is
assigned outright to a minor league club; or (2) whose
contract is assigned outright to a minor league club for
the second time or any subsequent time in his career may elect, in
lieu of accepting such assignment, to become a free
agent. (Basic Agreement, Article XX(D)).
Minor League Free Agents - On the fifth day
following the completion of the World Series on the last
year of a player's minor league contract, the player's
contract shall expire and the player shall become a
"minor league free agent" unless that player's club
renews his contract. (Major League Rule 55(a)).
Standard minor league player contracts are typically for