Boston Red Sox: History of the Shortstop Since 1974

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IJuly 19, 2009

Boston Red Sox: History of the Shortstop Since 1974

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 5:  Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Boston Red Sox dives for a ball hit by Jose Guillen of the Oakland Athletics in game four of the American League Division Series on October 5, 2003 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Garciap

Rick Burleson, 1974-1980

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Glenn Hoffman, 1980-1986 (1980-1983 as a starter)

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Jackie Gutierrez, 1983-1985 (1984-1985 as a starter)

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Rey Quinones, 1986

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Spike Owen, 1986-1988

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    1990:  Shortstop Spike Owen of the Montreal Expos swings at the ball. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

Luis Rivera, 1989-1993 (1989-1992 as a starter)

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    1990:  Luis Rivera of the Boston Red Sox readies for the pitch during the 1990 season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

John Valentin, 1992-2001 (1993 to 2001 as a starter, 1993-1997 as a shortstop)

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    13 Mar 2000:  John Valentin #13 of the Boston Red Sox looks on the field during the Spring Training Game against the Montreal  Expos in Jupiter, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allsport

Nomar Garciaparra, 1997-2004

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    ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 15:  Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first to record the force out on David Eckstein #22 of the Anaheim Angels on July 15, 2004 at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Doug Benc/

Orlando Cabrera, 2004

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 24:  Orlando Cabrera #44 of the Boston Red Sox runs the bases during game two of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Edgar Renteria, 2005

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 4:  Short stop Edgar Renteria #3 of the Boston Red Sox hits a double against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series at U.S. Celluar Field on October 4, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

Alex Gonzalez, 2006

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    NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Alex Gonzalez #11 of the Boston Red Sox fields a ball against the New York Yankees on May 9, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Julio Lugo, 2007-2009

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    FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 02:  Shortstop Julio Lugo #23 of the Boston Red Sox makes a play on the ball against the Minnesota Twins during the game on March 2, 2008 at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Jed Lowrie, 2008-present

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    FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 03: Jed Lowrie #12 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Cincinnati Reds at the City of Palms Park on March 3, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Nick Green, 2009-present

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    BOSTON - JULY 07:  Nick Green #22 of the Boston Red Sox sends the ball to first for the out against the Oakland Athletics on July 7, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)