New Faces in the AL East

Instead of writing previews of each team, I decided instead that I will take a look at the new key faces on each team and the key players who left. Today we are starting with the American League East.

Boston Red Sox:

New faces: Daisuke Matsuzaka (Japan), J.D. Drew (L.A. Dodgers), Julio Lugo (L.A. Dodgers), Hideki Okajima (Japan), Joel Piñero (Seattle Mariners), J.C. Romero (L.A. Angels), Brendan Donnelly (L.A. Angels).

In a new city: Trot Nixon (Cleveland Indians), Keith Foulke (Cleveland Indians, Retired), Gabe Kapler (Retired), Alex Gonzalez (Cincinnati Reds), Mark Loretta (Houston Astros).

New York Yankees:

New faces: Kei Igawa (Japan), Doug Mientkiewicz (Kansas City Royals), Andy Pettitte (Houston Astros), Todd Pratt (Atlanta Braves), Chris Britton (Baltimore Orioles).

In a new city: Randy Johnson (Arizona Diamondbacks), Gary Sheffield (Detroit Tigers), Jaret Wright (Baltimore Orioles), Octavio Dotel (Kansas City Royals), Aaron Guiel (Japan), Tanyon Sturtze (Atlanta Braves), Craig Wilson (Atlanta Braves), Bernie Williams (Retired/In Limbo).

Toronto Blue Jays:

New faces: Frank Thomas (Oakland A’s), Royce Clayton (Cincinnati Reds), Tomo Ohka (Milwaukee Brewers), Matt Stairs (Detroit Tigers), John Thomson (Atlanta Braves), Victor Zambrano (N.Y. Mets).

In a new city: Frank Catalanotto (Texas Rangers), Ted Lilly (Chicago Cubs), Bengie Molina (San Francisco Giants), Justin Speier (L.A. Angels).

Baltimore Orioles:

New faces: Jaret Wright (N.Y. Yankees), Danys Baez (Atlanta Braves), Paul Bako (Kansas City Royals), Chad Bradford (N.Y. Mets), Aubrey Huff (Houston Astros), Jay Payton (Oakland A’s), Steve Trachsel (N.Y. Mets), Jaime Walker (Detroit Tigers), Freddie Bynum (Chicago Cubs).

In a new city: Chris Britton (N.Y. Yankees), Bruce Chen (Texas Rangers), LaTroy Hawkins (Colorado Rockies), David Newhan (N.Y. Mets), Russ Ortiz (San Francisco Giants), Fernando Tatis (L.A. Dodgers), Rodrigo Lopez (Colorado Rockies).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays:

New faces: Akinori Iwamura (Japan), Brendan Harris (Cincinnati Reds), Jae-Kuk Ryu (Chicago Cubs).

In a new city: Damon Hollins (Japan), Brian Meadows (Cincinnati Reds), Tomas Perez (Chicago Cubs).

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