On November 25, 2002, Theo Epstein, 28, was hired as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. The vacancy occurred because Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane accepted the Red Sox job and then resigned shortly afterward. Epstein's hiring made him the youngest general manager in major league history. Larry Lucchino, Red Sox' President and CEO, wanted Epstein to be hired. Prior to the appointment, Epstein was Boston's assistant general manager.
October 9, 2002: Brandon Lyon was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Toronto Blue Jays.
November 6, 2002: Chris Coste signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
December 6, 2002: Wayne Gomes was released by the Boston Red Sox.
December 31, 2002: Ramiro Mendoza signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
January 10, 2003: Bill Mueller was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
January 22, 2003: David Ortiz was signed as a Free Agent with the......