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November 20, 2008 at 3:17 PM

Sox add three to 40-Man Roster

As previously anticipated, the Red Sox added three players to their 40-Man Roster this afternoon: LHPs Hunter Jones and Felix Doubront and catcher Mark Wagner. All three would have been eligible for the Rule 5 Draft, scheduled to take place on December 11. It was speculated that the Sox might have also considered protecting RHP Beau Vaughan and OF Bubba Bell, but faced with several potential off-season acquisitions, the Sox apparently opted to take the risk of exposing those players to the Rule 5 Draft to ensure the extra roster space.
In other news, Boston signed OF Paul McAnulty to a minor league deal. McAnulty has excelled in San Diego's minor league system since 2002, but has failed ti impress in three stints with the Padres. He should vie for the 4th outfielder spot, and will likely provide more depth in Pawtucket in early 2009. In addition to Vaughan and Bell, McAnulty will also be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December.