|3/31/01||Assigned contracts of INF Craig Grebeck and LHP Pete Schourek from Pawtucket (AAA) to Boston. Optioned INF Lou Merloni, INF Morgan Burkhart and RHP Sun Woo Kim to Pawtucket (AAA). Returned OF Mike Neill, RHP Todd Erdos and LHP Trever Miller to minor league camp. Placed the following players on the 15-day disabled list: INF Nomar Garciaparra, with right wrist tendonitis (retroactive to March 21); RHP Bret Saberhagen, recovering from right shoulder surgery (retroactive to March 30); RHP David Cone, right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to March 21); RHP Juan Pena, recovering from right elbow surgery (retroactive to March 21); RHP Hipolito Pichardo, right elbow strain (retroactive to March 21); INF John Valentin, recovering from left knee patellar tendon surgery (retroactive to March 21). Placed RHP Bryce Florie, recovering from a right orbital fracture, on the 60-day disabled list (retroactive to March 31).|
|3/29/01||Released LHP Kent Mercker from his minor league contract. Assigned LHP Sang-Hoon Lee outright to AAA Pawtucket.|
|3/23/01||Returned C George Williams to minor league camp.|
|3/21/01||Optioned INF Wilton Veras to AAA Pawtucket.|
|3/19/01||Returned LHP Bryan Ward to minor league camp.|
|3/15/01||Purchased the contract of LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the Monterrey Sultans of the Mexican League.|
|3/14/01||Optioned LHP Sang-hoon Lee to AAA Pawtucket and returned the following players to minor league camp: RHP Rafael Betancourt, RHP Brian Williams, OF Izzy Alcantara, C Luis Rodriguez.|
|3/11/01||Returned LHP Allen McDill and LHP Luis Arroyo to minor league camp. RHP Jesus Pena and RHP Jin Ho Cho were optioned to Pawtucket (AAA) and C Steve Lomasney was optioned to Trenton (AA). LHP Trever Miller was invited to Major League camp.|
|3/10/01||Optioned OF Dernell Stenson to Pawtucket (AAA). Also, the following players were returned to minor league camp: C Angelo Encarnacion, OF Yamil Benitez, and RHP Carlos Castillo.|
|3/9/01||Announced that the team had agreed to terms with the following players on 2001 contracts: INF Brian Daubach, OF Trot Nixon, RHP Tomo Ohka, INF/DH Morgan Burkhart, RHP Jin Ho Cho and INF Lou Merloni. Sent INF Juan Diaz to minor league camp and returned LHP Casey Fossum to minor league camp. Also, INF Jon Shave underwent a procedure to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Shave is in Major League camp working with the Red Sox training staff rehabbing after surgery.|
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